Gastroparesis is an uncomfortable, and sometimes painful disorder that is incredibly common amongst people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, despite its frequency, a lot of people remain in the dark when it comes to what the condition actually is. Many people don’t understand the symptoms, which prevents them from seeking treatment early on. Further, a lot of people don’t know that gastroparesis is one of many unfortunate complications of uncontrolled blood glucose levels, and that talking to your doctor about ways to improve your management routine is one of the best things you can do to prevent this risk.
So, we’re here to help clear some things up. How? By testing what you know!
We want to test your knowledge of the condition to see what you do (and don’t) know. And while you may not have a firm grasp of what gastroparesis is, why people with diabetes are increased risk of developing it, or what the symptoms and treatments look like, we think you’ll definitely have a better understanding by the time you complete this quiz.
Take a look, and don’t forget to share your score with your friends!
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