Taking steps to control your diabetes and maintain your blood sugar levels can help you manage the symptoms of gastroparesis and may prevent it from worsening. A change in your diet is the most effective self-management option for gastroparesis. An effective gastroparesis diet will require you to:

  • Avoid alcohol and carbonated beverages
  • Eat a balanced diet with low-fat and low-fiber foods
  • Eat multiple small meals during the day instead of three large meals
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Talk with your provider about the timing of your medications