MD Magazine: Source of GI dysfunction in Type 1 diabetes found

Stomach pain
Stomach pain

According to findings published in Cell Stem Cell, the cause of gastrointestinal symptoms in type 1 diabetes has been discovered.

Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio compared intestinal tissues from diabetic patients and healthy individuals to determine the cause of chronic gastrointestinal symptoms such as gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), abdominal distension, and fecal incontinence. All of these symptoms – collectively called diabetic enteropathy – reduce the diabetic patients’ quality of life, the researchers added.

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