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    Diet Changes to Make

    If you have diabetes, one of the best ways to help control the symptoms of gastroparesis is to vary when and how you eat.

    For instance, instead of eating three times a day, you can have six small meals. You'll have less food in your stomach, so you won't feel as full. It'll be easier for the food to leave your system, too.

    Also, pay attention to the texture of food. Liquids and things that are easy to digest are a good idea. For example, choose applesauce instead of whole apples.

    Avoid foods that are high in fat, which can slow down digestion. Also watch out for fiber, which takes longer for your body to process.

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    Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on March 10, 2015
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