Diagnosed with diabetes after acute pancreatic attack; now chronic

Posted by ankie @ankie, Jan 10, 2017

After an acute pancreatitis 3 years ago, I now have chronic pancreatitis which causes a lot of pain. I’m on Jentadueto 2x/day and my diabetes is onder controle. However, I would love to hear from others with this combo problem. Thanks

@shirleys

Godspeed to you, this info is like a breath of fresh air.. I assume, because I have Heart Failure, LVOT- LEFT VENTRICLE OUTFLOW TRACT WITH OBSTRUCTION, PACEMAKER, AMONG A FEW OTHER THINGS, SLUSH OR GALLSTONES IN MY GALLBLADDER.. (Wasn’t sure which). 73 years of age. Stay so fatigued and nauseauted for most days. When CP is severe, is this the end stage or do you know? Thank you again for the info!

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Wow, that is a wonderful testament! I’ll tell my daughter the good news.

Shirley, I think you are asking me if when Chronic P. is at it’s worse, is it near the end stage? I really do not know the answer to that. I have read that after some period of time, being different for everyone, that the pain decreases significantly or ends – I can not attest to that yet. I have also been told by my GI that it is a progressive disease that will forever be in decline and my endoscopy therapist said after replacing my stent in the drainage duct that what was left of my P was shot – covered in calcium deposits. When this stent is removed in 4-5 months, I will have likely seen the endoscopy doc for the last time; he doesn’t think any further therapy would be beneficial. Based on all of that, I would surmise that the Chronic Pancreatitis never ends, but the sensory nerves wear out from working so hard when the pain is intense. What comes next is up to God and I am OK with that. My wife will tell you I am a control freak and she would be right about that up to my sickness and for some time thereafter until God convinced me he did not need any help driving and would really prefer that I not be a backseat driver. I am learning to let go of the wheel a little, but still have plenty of progress to make.

As always, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Gary

Colleen, you are never in the way and always appreciated!
Gary

@gman007

Shirley, I think you are asking me if when Chronic P. is at it’s worse, is it near the end stage? I really do not know the answer to that. I have read that after some period of time, being different for everyone, that the pain decreases significantly or ends – I can not attest to that yet. I have also been told by my GI that it is a progressive disease that will forever be in decline and my endoscopy therapist said after replacing my stent in the drainage duct that what was left of my P was shot – covered in calcium deposits. When this stent is removed in 4-5 months, I will have likely seen the endoscopy doc for the last time; he doesn’t think any further therapy would be beneficial. Based on all of that, I would surmise that the Chronic Pancreatitis never ends, but the sensory nerves wear out from working so hard when the pain is intense. What comes next is up to God and I am OK with that. My wife will tell you I am a control freak and she would be right about that up to my sickness and for some time thereafter until God convinced me he did not need any help driving and would really prefer that I not be a backseat driver. I am learning to let go of the wheel a little, but still have plenty of progress to make.

As always, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Gary

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Hi Gary, pretty funny about the driving. I am not near where you are with your illness. I submitted a request to Mayo Clinic last night. Should hear from them Wed. or before. We went to our Grandson’s cookout today. I tried eating a Hamburger but could only eat a small amount due to nausea. It’s just worrisome that i don’t know more about my illness and what to expect.Thanks and take care
Shirley

@gman007

Colleen, you are never in the way and always appreciated!
Gary

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I agree.

I only have turkey burgers as fat is the most difficult nutrient for your body to digest, hence the pancreas works harder and gets inflamed worse. Even with turkey, I make sure it is 9% fat or less. I try to keep my fat intake below 25 gm/day. Google, google, google – unfortunately, our doctors are not allowed enough time per appt. to educate us.

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