Diabetic gastroparesis is a chronic and debilitating condition that is characterized by delayed gastric emptying in the absence of medical obstruction that affects up to 40% of patients with diabetes. As the number of diabetes diagnosis increases, the rate of hospitalizations secondary to diabetic gastroparesis rose by 138% from 1995 to 2004.

The pathology of gastroparesis is poorly understood, and the condition is frequently misdiagnosed, leading to afflicted patients suffering from a plethora of symptoms, reporting poor quality of life, and frequent hospitalizations. Treatment has been suboptimal and unchanged over the last 40 years, with a single FDA-approved medication for gastroparesis; however, as knowledge about diabetic gastroparesis increases, new drug targets are being discovered, and clinician education is needed to adequately serve patients who suffer from diabetic gastroparesis.

CME Outfitters has developed this Diabetic Gastroparesis Hub to provide clinicians and patients with the much needed education and resources for improving diagnosis and management of diabetic gastroparesis.

Missed Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis: Optimizing Management of Diabetic Gastroparesis

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This CME Outfitters symposium features interactive 3-D animation. Our expert faculty will use this visualization to discuss the role of ghrelin in GI motility. Faculty will further review the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests for diabetic gastroparesis, as well as evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety profiles of current and emerging agents for managing this condition.

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View this narrated 3-D animation to understand the role of ghrelin in GI motility, as well as signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests for diabetic gastroparesis, and will aid in evaluating the clinical efficacy and safety profiles of current and emerging agents for managing this condition.

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In the United States, an estimated 5 million people suffer from some form of gastroparesis. One-third of these patients have diabetes. Learn more about diabetic gastroparesis in this informative virtual whiteboarding session.

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A helpful PDF resource for patients with diabetic gastroparesis that includes questions to ask their physicians, as well as treatment options. – Download PDF