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Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained

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Medicine X Story

Working as a medical doctor, I realized that far too many patients are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. There’s a disconnect between the language that doctors use and what everyday people understand. This can make you feel incredibly hopeless and anxious, at what is often a very difficult time in your life.

We believe there is a better way. We believe all patients – regardless of age, gender, culture or condition – should have access to medical information they can understand! Everyone should feel informed and empowered in order to engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions.

This is why Medicine X was created.


Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, Medicine X

About Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained

Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained is here to explain what DG is and what you can do about it. If you think you suffer from DG, take a look.

Real People

The Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained story is based on a real person – Stacie! It reflects her story, her experiences and her advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained!

Our Team

The Medicine X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!


Each of the stories we create is different, so there are experts in the field of Diabetic Gastroparesis that have reviewed the story to ensure it is spot-on in terms of medical information. The experts are gastroenterologists, hepatologists, nurses, and professionals in medical bodies and institutions.

Meet Stacie

Hey, I’m Stacie! You guessed it… I’ve got Diabetic Gastroparesis, which is why this story is based on my journey. It’s been quite the rollercoaster figuring out Diabetic Gastroparesis. I had symptoms well before I was diagnosed, but even after I had trouble understanding what was going on. I hope my story with Medicine X can help you! Want to hear more from me? Check out the ‘story behind the story’.

Don’t Take Our Word For It!

Here’s what others are saying about the Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained Story and Group

Excellent little story. Informative, and to the point. Well done.

— Lynda

Awesome and right on point!

— Michele

Information is great.

— Walter

I enjoyed this very much!

— Whitney

Meet the Xperts

Check out the star-studded line up of experts that have been involved with Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained!

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Dr Michael Camilleri, MD

Mayo Clinic

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Dr Henry Parkman, MD

Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

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Dr Aaron Vinik, MD, PhD, FCP, MACP, FACE

Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Professor Jane Reusch

American Diabetes Association

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Dr Linda Nguyen, MD

Stanford University

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Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN

University of Virginia Health System

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Dr Marina Basina, MD

Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University

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Dr. John Amatruda, MD

John Amatruda Consulting LLC Professor Adjunct, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Yale University

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Professor Michael Horowitz

University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia

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Crystal Saltrelli

Certified Health Coach

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Supported By

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

The IFFGD is a nonprofit education and research organization, whose mission is to inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Their work involves many people including patients, families, physicians, nurses, practitioners, investigators, regulators, and employers in order to broaden understanding about GI disorders, support or encourage research, and improve digestive health in the adults and children.

Visit their gastroparesis website at www.aboutgastroparesis.org


Curious about clinical trials?

We’ve had a lot of people asking us questions about clinical trials such as: “What are they?,” “Why are they important?,” and “How can I get involved in one?”  Check out this video and others to learn more about clinical trials and the answers to some of these questions.

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Meet the Creators

Meet the artist and story writer behind Diabetic Gastroparesis Xplained!

The artist

Josep R.

Josep R. is a Spanish illustrator interested in the Franco-Belgian comics and modern illustration. He studied illustration at the art school of Alcoi and has since contributed work to many comic books and magazines. He started collaborating with Medicine X because he believes in the power of illustration and art. He feels Medicine X  because it not only shows the didactic power of illustration and art, but patients can understand their disease and have a laugh along the way.

The writer

Shawn deLoache

Shawn deLoache is a Los Angeles based writer for TV, Film, digital, and comics. He’s written everything from gut-wrenching dramas to supernatural comedies, and yet he says “I’ve found nothing has the same impact as working with Medicine X. I’ve always thought of stories as a gift. Normally that gift is entertainment, but with Medicine X it’s so much more. With Medicine X the stories we’re telling, I’m telling, aren’t just a gift of entertainment (though I hope they entertain), but of knowledge, of support, of helping people understand their illness and knowing that they’re not alone. It’s the kind of writing that makes me feel like I’m making a difference, and for that, I am very humbled, proud, and grateful to be a part of the Medicine X family.”

Kindly Supported By

The information in the app is of a general nature and is not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this app and all persons should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this app is accurate and up-to-date. To the extent permitted by law, Medicine X, its employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss, or damage caused by reliance.

The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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