J Korean Diabetes.  2019 Dec;20(4):210-214. 10.4093/jkd.2019.20.4.210.

Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Patients with Diabetes

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  • 1Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. mdkmk@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

Gastrointestinal symptoms are more common in people with diabetes than in the general population. Patients with diabetes, especially of long duration, have various symptoms such as postprandial fullness, nausea, vomiting, bloating, early satiety, and abdominal pain. These symptoms are related with autonomic abnormalities in gastrointestinal system and leads to reduction of quality of life. In addition, some medications are associated with gastrointestinal symptoms. In this article, I reviewed assessment and management of the gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetes.

Keyword

Diabetes mellitus; Gastrointestinal diseases

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Diabetes Mellitus
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Humans
Nausea
Quality of Life
Vomiting
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