Feel full and sick at meals?
Gastroparesis Research Studies are enrolling now.
Those who qualify may receive*:
- Payment up to $500, which varies by study
- Study-related care at no cost from local doctors
- Study medication at no cost
Plus, no cost to you.
No health insurance or referral needed.
COVID-19 update — we remain open.
For the safety of both staff and patients, we require that our research sites are COVID-19 SMART facilities. That means they use best practices to reduce virus exposure and are dedicated to ensuring they remain open and available for the research of investigational medications.
COVID-19 SMART steps we are taking to ensure safety include:
- Greatly increased availability of video office visits
- Ensuring social distancing measures are taken in all waiting areas
- Continuing the practice of cleaning and disinfecting exams rooms thoroughly between every patient visit
- Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for all staff members at our health clinics
If you have had Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes for a long time – at least 5 years – you may have noticed that your digestion has changed. Or you may have slowed digestion without knowing the cause.
- Diabetes can damage your nervous system in ways that show up as stomach or bowel problems. It’s called Diabetic Gastroparesis, or gastroparesis if no known cause.
- Over time, high blood sugar levels from diabetes can damage nerves and tissues in your stomach. The vagus nerve controls the muscles in the stomach and tells your stomach to contract after a meal to break up food and move it along to the small intestine.
- When this nerve is damaged, the muscles of your stomach do not work normally, and the movement of food slows down or even stops.
- The symptoms of gastroparesis may be mild or severe and include heartburn, nausea, feeling full shortly after starting a meal, feeling full long after eating a meal, excessive bloating, erratic bowel movements and vomiting undigested food.
- The condition can make diabetes worse by making it harder to control blood sugar levels.
There currently is a need for better treatments for people who have diabetes and suffer with gastroparesis, and for those who have gastroparesis and may not know the cause. Researchers are evaluating study medications that are not available from regular doctors and which may one day result in future treatment options.
Take the next step to see if you qualify for local research studies for people with Diabetes and Gastroparesis. But don’t delay — space is limited!