Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
May 31, 2007
Question from United States:
I have diabetic gastroparesis, for which I am taking promethazine and Reglan. I have a terrible problem with my diet because all the foods that trigger delayed digestion are the staples of said diet, such as dairy products, eggs, meat, raw (fiber-full) veggies. I also eat a lot of salt, which I know is not good, but my blood pressure is fine. I'm not a big carbohydrate eater and never have been. My diabetes control is suboptimal (all over the map) right now due to said digestive issues. Recently, I had fasting blood work and a random urine test done which showed low BUN and low potassium, but everything else was okay, including cholesterol (HDL 65, LDL115) creatanine (0.89), thyroid, and liver panel. Can a low BUN be due to the digestive issues?
It can mean you eat a low amount of protein in your diet. It is not a primary marker of gastroparesis. You could consider it a secondary marker because you don’t eat as well because of the gastrointestinal problems. I would encourage you to try and treat the blood sugars as best you can. In addition, make sure you follow-up with a gastroenterologist who has expertise in this area.