Honor Patient: Hannah

Continuing on with our Honor Patients, today hear from Hannah Setzer. Read below about how she has incorporated daily movement and exercise safely into her life, and what that means to her. My name is Hannah and I am totally feeding tube fed. I was born with a rare medical condition that affects my lymphaticContinue reading “Honor Patient: Hannah”

Meet the Team: Samantha

To continue with our Meet the Team posts, this week we’re sharing a little about Samantha! What is your current role with G-PACT? I am the Vice President, and newsletter editor What brought you to G-PACT? Well, I found G-PACT when I was first diagnosed with gastroparesis back in 2014. I had the opportunity toContinue reading “Meet the Team: Samantha”

Malnutrition Awareness Week

Malnutrition Awareness Week Date: September 24-28, 2018 Website: http://www.nutritioncare.org/maw Contact Information: (301) 587-6315, info@nutritioncare.org Join the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) September 24-28, 2018 for their seventh annual Malnutrition Awareness Week™. Malnutrition Awareness Week is a multiorganizational, multi-pronged campaign created by ASPEN to: • Educate healthcare professionals to identify and treat forContinue reading “Malnutrition Awareness Week”

GP Myths

Pact Blog writer Nancy busts some myths about gastroparesis, and provides us with some information and resources. Being diagnosed with Gastroparesis (GP) can be overwhelming. Facebook and on-line chat groups for GP suffers are a great place to read about personal experiences and ask questions, but there’s a lot of information and not all ofContinue reading “GP Myths”

DDNC 2018

Ever wonder about the events G-PACT participates in throughout the year? Samantha tells all about her experience at this years DDNC event! Every year, the DDNC (Digestive Disease National Coalition) puts on an event in Washington DC. During this two day event, representatives from groups such as G-PACT, physicians, patients, and patient advocates get togetherContinue reading “DDNC 2018”

Holy Grail Anti-Nausea Products for GPers

If you have gastroparesis, you know what it’s like to be nauseous all the time. Sometimes, nausea medications just aren’t enough. So what should you do? Pact blog writer Carolanne came up with a great list of products to try. Battling gastroparesis is no easy feat. With little treatment options available, it often feels likeContinue reading “Holy Grail Anti-Nausea Products for GPers”

Keeping a food journal

When you’re first diagnosed with gastroparesis, it may take a while to figure out what foods you tolerate, and what foods you don’t. Without keeping track, it becomes difficult to remember what you ate and when, and what symptoms you had. Keeping track makes it easier to remember, and can be helpful when seeing yourContinue reading “Keeping a food journal”

Dear Gastroparesis

By: Samantha Smith   Dear Gastroparesis, First of all, you should know that I don’t like you. You’re not a fun part of my life. You cause me pain. You made it difficult, and in some cases, impossible, to eat normal foods. You took away a basic human need. You took my health from meContinue reading “Dear Gastroparesis”

Clinical Nutrition Week, Orlando FL 2/18-2/21

Clinical Nutrition Week 2017 in Orlando, FL The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’s (ASPEN) Clinical Nutrition Week (CNW17) is a can’t miss conference for nutrition support professionals. Over 2,000 clinicians and researchers will gather for four days of educational and research programs aimed at improving patient care, on February 18-21, 2017 at theContinue reading “Clinical Nutrition Week, Orlando FL 2/18-2/21”