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Jun 25, 2018 · Severe Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in Digestive Health

Gary; thank you for your response and yes it is somewhat helpful, but because we are still unsure of what is happening I am also still very confused.
My husband is very, very healthy and can pretty much eat anything he wants. He has no allergies and there is no food that causes him bloating or pain. He has never had any bouts of pain from his pancreas. His only issues are the loose, pale stools, and very frequent bowel movements with occasional gas and occasional oily stools. He is not on any special kind of diet right now mainly because we are not sure if he should be avoiding fat, protein, or carbs. We are just trying to avoid sugar as he does get spikes of high blood glucose levels, but only spikes up to 140-150. We have been trying a high calorie daily intake of 3000 calories at least per day. He seems to lose 1-2 lbs every 3 months, but has not gained any weight for the past 8 years. He is 5'8". I am getting concerned with his weight, but doctors don't seem to be and I don't really understand why. Just like being overweight can be unhealthy isn't being underweight just as bad too? Your information was helpful and I realize everyone has a different set of circumstances, so for us it is really hard to figure this out

Jun 25, 2018 · Severe Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in Digestive Health

Yes this helps thank you, but one follow up question. Did you have diabetes and if so were you or your doctor concerned about blood glucose levels with the 2 boost plus? Should we just concentrate on gaining the weight and not so much as to how? Also, can I ask what specifically was your symptoms with gastroporesis because I do not believe it has anything to do with being able to not absorb fat, protein, or nutrients from food, but more with muscle movements in stomach which cause pain.

Jun 24, 2018 · Severe Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in Digestive Health

Hello, I am new to this board and I am looking to get any and all information on EPI. My husband for the past 2 years has lost 20lbs. He has always had a good metabolism and has always been on the "fit" low body fat side. The past 3-4 years he was diagnosed with diabetics type 2; AC1 6.6, but with diet he has been able to control the blood glucose levels and has lowered his A1C to 6.3. His weight in 2016 was 140lbs and he maintained this weight for a long time, but then in the last 2 years he started losing weight and down to 120lbs. His stools are always lighter in color as in lack of bile. Also in the last two years, his increase in bowel movements has gradually increased and more recently in the last 6 months he is experiencing loose stools. More recently in the past 3 months he has oily stools, but not foul smelling and very frequent. His recent fecal tests have shown severe endocrine pancreatic insufficiency and he is scheduled for a CT scan next week. He is not on any medications, feels great, and has no pain. He is going to start taking Creon too. My question is will the Creon help with weight gain and/or are there any other suggestions for weight gain? Since currently this is his biggest issue and he is at a low body weight. We are monitoring his vitamin levels and everything in his blood labs are relatively normal. I am just surprised Dr. is not recommending a specific diet and/or ways to gain the weight. I know we are still in the process of diagnosing exactly what is going on, but I wanted to know if anyone has similar experiences and can give me input on things I can do to get him on the right track fast.