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frustrated to no end with friend

Pancreatic Cancer | Last Active: Nov 27, 2023 | Replies (5)

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JK77, the oncologist isn't concerned as much because at the least he's eating SOMETHING and the massive weight loss has stopped and plateaued.. he straight up said that when i asked him at one of the visits...
by others yes i mean 1) his primary care (who's he's NEVER really thought listened to him and tbh i'm not impressed with her either) and 2) the endo he's been seeing ...
he is CONVINCED its the steroids causing it cause when he was on meds after his amputation he had to take insulin then...HOWEVER before the chemo even started (before he was even diagnosed with cancer) his A1C was 12.9 so its NOT the steroids.. the few times i've gotten him to test his blood sugar when i'm present and KNEW he hadn't eaten in 8+ hours, it would still be 280 or more... so yea i'm pretty sure he's diabetic based on what i know..
i FINALLY got him to agree to go back to the psych doc to get back on the one drug he will take at least for the PTSD even if won't take anything else...at least that keeps him from TOTALLY raging most of the time... he calls it his "play nice pill"
Markymarkfi, perhaps the whole high glucose/ruining eyesight might be an argument i can use...thank you!! they tried to get him approved for one of the arm monitors but insurance won't pay for it unless he provides 30 days of blood sugar readings taken 3x a day and THEN they will decide if they will approve it.....so.. i really don't think that will happen at least not at this point...perhaps if the surgeon tells him next month they'll be removing his entire pancreas and he HAS to...

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I’m diabetic and steroids cause your blood sugar to elevate significantly. Mine once went from the four hundreds to seven hundreds and I ended up keto acidosis. It was horrible.