also known as rapid gastric emptyping. I used to think this was only a postsurgical (RNY) phenomenon, but I have actually had a few of these episodes myself (diagnosed as type 2 in 11/07). I did some research and found that this is usually related to gastric bypass or other gastric surgeries, but can als be a side effect of having type 2. I am wondering if anyone else experienced dumping syndrome as a result of type 2 prior to surgery? If so, did it get worse for you postop?
Currently, there is no particular thing that will set me off. It always happens at night, usually 1-3 hours after my last meal or snack. The symptoms are the same as they are for post RNY patients, and I had my worst bout ever the other night...(literally thought I was going to die or having a heart attack (though no chest pain). It is associated with a sudden drop in blood glucose level, and each and every time it happens to me, my blood sugar will be in the 60s to low 70s. My diabetes is well controlled, my HgbA1c last week was 5.5 and my sugars run between 80 and 140 on 1500 mg of metformin daily.
Anyway, I was just curious if anyone else had experienced it preop and how they have been postop. The episode I had the other night was so awful, I really would hate to think I will dump every time I turn around postop.