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My husband is a diabetic and his sugar has been near 500 on and off for weeks.

By Anonymous July 9, 2017 - 4:08pm
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He has no appetite. Could this be the reason?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community.

Please call your husband's physician today. This is a dangerously high blood sugar level.

Lack of appetite is one symptom of gastroparesis.

It is a disorder affecting people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents (delayed gastric emptying). The vagus nerve controls the movement of food through the digestive tract. If the vagus nerve is damaged or stops working, the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally, and the movement of food is slowed or stopped.

Diabetes can damage the vagus nerve if blood glucose levels remain high over a long period of time. High blood glucose causes chemical changes in nerves and damages the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the nerves.


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