DDNC 2019

Each year, the digestive disease national coalition puts on an event in Washington, D.C. In March. It's a two day event where patients, doctors, and other representatives get together and speak at the house and senate. Together, we all advocate for better healthcare. Click here to read a recap of our PR director Samantha's first experience … Continue reading DDNC 2019

Season of Thanks

Not long ago, we asked our GP community to share what they are thankful for. When living with chronic illness, it can get easy to see the struggles, but it’s important to share our victories, and what we’re thankful for. Here is what the community had to say: I am thankful for my good days … Continue reading Season of Thanks

GP & Dehydration

Dehydration is a common occurrence for those who have gastroparesis, and can be difficult to deal with. Pact Blog writer Nancy writes about what exactly dehydration is, and what you can do about it! Gastroparesis patients frequently suffer from episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhea, depending on symptoms. These episodes can literally leave you feeling exhausted. … Continue reading GP & Dehydration

Champion Patient: Roxanne

During Awareness Month, we shared stories each week of a Champion Patient. Each had a unique story to tell, and wanted to share their story with the Pact Blog, and the rest of the DTP Community. This week, we feature another young woman's story. Read about Roxanne below. I want to say the first thing … Continue reading Champion Patient: Roxanne

Champion Patient: Dalia Chokr

It’s the last Friday of the month, and our last Champion Patient of awareness month. This week, we feature Dalia Chokr. While Dalia is no longer with us to share her story in her own words, some of us who had the honor to call her a friend have gathered some thoughts and stories to … Continue reading Champion Patient: Dalia Chokr

Early Satiety and Dealing with Hunger

One of the most common symptoms of GP is early satiety and fullness. Unfortunately, this often also revolves around hunger. Pact Blog writer Nancy gives some tips on dealing with both! Early satiety is the feeling of stomach fulness after only consuming a small amount of food. It is also a symptom of Gastroparesis (GP) … Continue reading Early Satiety and Dealing with Hunger

When Nausea Takes Over – Creating the Alternative Tummy Toolkit

Nausea is one of the most common, and sometimes one of the worst symptoms of GI diseases. Most take nausea medicine, but sometimes it's just not enough. Pact Blog writer Stephanie recently shared some alternatives to try when the nausea is too much. One of the most unsettling and tough to manage symptoms of gastroparesis is nausea. … Continue reading When Nausea Takes Over – Creating the Alternative Tummy Toolkit