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Gastric Emptying Abnormalities in Diabetes Mellitus

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  • Raj K. Goyal, M.D.

Persistent gastric emptying problems require diagnosis and management. Postprandial dyspepsia and impaired plasma glucose regulation are commonly thought to be due to delayed emptying but can also be due to rapid emptying. Therapy must address whether emptying is delayed or rapid.

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Author Affiliations

From the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston both in Massachusetts.

Address reprint requests to Dr. Goyal at the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, 2B101 OREA Bldg., 1400 VFW Pkwy., West Roxbury, MA 02132, or at .

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