Diabetes and GI Woes


Three-quarters of persons with diabetes will experience significant gastrointestinal symptoms. What underlies the evolution of these GI ailments?

Up to 75% of patients who are treated for diabetes will report significant GI symptoms. In fact, the entire GI tract, from the oral cavity to the anorectal region can be affected by the disease.


Gastrointestinal complications in patients with diabetes are associated with which of the following?

A. Duration of diabetes
B. Poor blood glucose control
C. Concomitant nephropathy
D. History of irritable bowel syndrome
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