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When you take Byetta , your stomach empties slower. That’s a good thing, because it helps you lose weight and reduce your blood glucose levels. A common complication of diabetes called gastroparesis – literally paralyzed stomach – also causes food to remain in the stomach. That’s not a good thing, in part because it can make controlling your blood glucose levels difficult. High blood glucose levels can lead to nerve damage causing gastroparesis. And high blood glucose levels make people with type 2 diabetes excellent candidates for Byetta. But if you have gastroparesis and take Byetta, you are supposed to tell your doctor. This assumes, of course, that you know you have gastroparesis. This makes me wonder if some of the people who don’t do well on Byetta, particularly those who get a lot of nausea, have undiagnosed gastroparesis. For a condition that few people have ever heard about, gastroparesis is awfully common. Up to 5 million Americans have it . &l...
*Please note this post is one of humor and should not be interpreted literally*
I've been reading about digestion and came across the comment that digesting our food consumes about 20% of our energy. The muscles in the stomach have to contract, as well as the muscles in the intestines, to push all that food through the digestive system. Not to mention all that exhausting chewing.
Wow! It suddenly hit me. If digesting food exercises my muscles, then the more food I eat, the more exercise I would get.
I called up my CDE and said I was cancelling my appointment to train for the marathon and the Iron Elder weight-lifting contest. I was just going to eat all day instead.
I live out in the boonies, far removed from grocery stores, and I didn't want to waste any time driving to the store when I could be exercising, so I wired for a helicopter to dump a huge pile of food on the front lawn. Then I sat down to exercise.
First I had a couple of pounds of bacon ...
Definition Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon and rectum. Alternative Names Flexible sigmoidoscopy; Sigmoidoscopy - flexible; Proctoscopy; Proctosigmoidoscopy; Rigid sigmoidoscopy How the test is performed During the test, you are positioned on your left side with your knees drawn up toward your chest. A gastroenterologist or surgeon will perform the test. First, the doctor does a digital rectal exam by gently inserting a gloved and lubricated finger into the rectum to check for blockage and to dilate (gently enlarge) the anus. The sigmoidoscope has a small camera attached to a flexible tube. It is inserted through the anus and gently advanced. Air is introduced into the colon to open up the area and help the doctor see better. The air may cause the urge to have a bowel movement. Suction may be used to remove fluid or stool. Because the health care provider gets a better view as the sigmoidoscope is pulled back out, a more careful examination is done while the...
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