3. Watch Carbohydrate Consumption
Not all carbohydrates are problematic for diabetics, even if gastroparesis develops. However, it is important to keep track of how many carbohydrates you consume every meal. Not all carbohydrates are created equal. Complex carbohydrates including whole grains tend not to make blood sugar rise as quickly as starches, white flours, and sugars.
You can safely eat small amounts of nutrient-rich whole grains, but make sure you don’t exceed healthy levels of these carbohydrates. Consult with your physician to determine how many carbs you can consume each meal. You may have to take insulin orally during meals to keep the carbohydrates from causing glucose levels from rising too quickly.