Diabetes and the Gastrointestinal Tract

Zeeshan Ramzan, Henry P. Parkman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Gastrointestinal symptoms are more prevalent in patients with diabetes in comparison with the general population and have a negative impact on the quality of life. Disordered gastrointestinal motor and sensory function occur frequently in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and can manifest in a variety of signs and symptoms. There is an association between prevalence of GI symptoms and poor glycaemic control. Gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying, can be seen in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, with higher prevalence of gastroparesis in type 1 diabetes (30-50%) than type 2 diabetes (10-30%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiabetes
Subtitle of host publicationChronic Complications: Third Edition
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780470656181
StatePublished - Apr 19 2012


  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Gastroparesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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