Gastroparesis: Delayed stomach emptying caused by nerve damage from diabetes can lead to abdominal pain, bloating, and discomfort.
Diabetic ketoacidosis: A life-threatening complication of diabetes characterized by high blood sugar levels, dehydration, and buildup of ketones in the body, which can cause abdominal pain.
Diabetic neuropathy: Nerve damage due to diabetes can affect the digestive system, leading to stomach pain, indigestion, and other gastrointestinal symptoms.
Constipation: Diabetes-related nerve damage can affect the muscles and nerves responsible for proper bowel movements, leading to constipation and abdominal discomfort.
Hyperglycemia: Persistently high blood sugar levels can cause stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar levels can also cause stomach pain, along with other symptoms like dizziness, sweating, and weakness.
Gallbladder problems: Diabetes can increase the risk of developing gallstones, which can cause abdominal pain, especially after eating fatty meals.
Peptic ulcers: Diabetes can increase the risk of developing ulcers in the stomach or small intestine, leading to abdominal pain, bloating, and indigestion.
Medication side effects: Certain medications used to manage diabetes, such as metformin, can cause gastrointestinal symptoms and stomach pain in some individuals.