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Diabetic Gastroparesis

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  • Posted By: worrieddaughter
  • February 18, 2007
  • 04:11 PM

My mother has been diagnosed with Diabetic Gastroparesis. She is 65 and failing fast due to the constant problems of this disease. She is weak, eating mostly soft/liquid foods and having issues with insulin readings. I need to know if anyone knows about the new treatment of an implant to help stomach muscles digest and move food from the stomach. I have heard rumors of an experimental device...does anyone know of this procedure? I'm scared, I know she's scared. We welcome any words of advice/help/what helps you....Thank You.:D

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  • My mother has been diagnosed with Diabetic Gastroparesis. She is 65 and failing fast due to the constant problems of this disease. She is weak, eating mostly soft/liquid foods and having issues with insulin readings. I need to know if anyone knows about the new treatment of an implant to help stomach muscles digest and move food from the stomach. I have heard rumors of an experimental device...does anyone know of this procedure? I'm scared, I know she's scared. We welcome any words of advice/help/what helps you....Thank You.:D hello- my dad is currently in the hospital, same diagnosis, same condition. I've been looking... The gastric pacemaker or gastric neurotransmitter is used to treat severe gastroparesis, when meds fail. Very new. IU hospital in Indianapolis, In is looking for people for this study. My guess the treatment will be free, as my mother underwent a "trial" proceedure for a female problem in Louisville,KY ; using standard mesh vs. cadaver tissue. She was never told what was used, but it was free, plus free gas and money for the trouble (really no trouble- her surgery was a success). Hope this helps!! God Bless you both!!
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    • February 11, 2008
    • 09:59 PM
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  • There is a device made my Medtronic that they call the Enterra System. It was developed by the FDA and is limited to 4000 units per year can be installed. You can call Medtronic to find a surgeon in your area that is certified for this procedure. My wife is soon going to be evaluated as she has gastroparesis and addison's disease and is in imminent danger of either coma or death if we are unable to get her stabilized.
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