The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 50–55 | Cite as

The influence of the rate of emptying of the stomach upon the character of the blood sugar tolerance curve

  • A. E. Alway
  • E. M. Watson


Data are presented which support the view that abnormal gastrointestinal motility and absorption play an important practical rôle in determining the shape of the blood sugar tolerance curve. Apparently a correlation exists between an excessively rapid rate of emptying of the stomach with a consequential rapid absorption of the glucose from the lumen of the intestine and the occurrence of the so-called “lag” type of blood sugar curve.


Celiac Disease Blood Sugar Food Utilization Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test Glucose Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Alway
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. M. Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.LondonCanada
  2. 2.National Research CouncilCanada

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