Ditte Smed Kornum
PhD student (enrolled 2021)
Main supervisor: Klaus Krogh
- Diabetic complications
- Diabetic gastroenteropathy: Minimally invasive assessment and treatment
A widespread dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract (diabetic gastroenteropathy) is often seen in patients with diabetes, primarily caused by autonomic neuropathy. Treatment of diabetic gastroenteropathy is a challenge and response to treatment is often unsatisfactory. In my PhD we aim to further describe colonic motility in patients with diabetes by performing simultaneous High Resolution Colonic Manometry and a capsulebased motility-test called 3D-Transit. In addition, we aim to evaluate transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (active vs sham) against gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetic patients.