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Diabetes and Gastroparesis | February 12

Posted on January 25, 2019

South Central Regional Medical Center invites you to attend the South Central Diabetes Support Group on Tuesday, February 12th at 1 p.m. Rhonda Richardson, FNP, at South Central Gastroenterology will discuss living with diabetes and gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a disorder affecting people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents.

For those living with gastroparesis, the signs and symptoms may be mild or severe, and include the following:

  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting of undigested food
  • Early feeling of fullness when eating
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Erratic blood glucose (sugar) levels
  • Lack of appetite
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Spasms of the stomach wall

South Central Diabetes Support Group is a monthly meeting offered to educate and support individuals with diabetes and caregivers of people who are diabetic. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at South Central Place in Laurel.

For more information about South Central’s Diabetes Education Services, please call 601-426-4934 or visit