Pancreatitis and insulin

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Avatar m tn Hi Chery, Well one of the main functions of the Pancreas is to make insulin for sugar metabolism. Without insulin the body cannot utilize sugar. Sooo If I were you I would have the little one tested for sugar in the urine which is called Glycosuria. If it is positive he may have diabetes. In the early stages of diabetes a cat will try and compensate for the inability to utilize blood sugar by eating more FOOD! This may be what is happening now since the pancreas has been compromised.
Avatar f tn That can only be done in the hospital. I had pancreatitis and was hospitalized for 8 days before the enzymes were low enough for me to leave. They did stay just above normal for two more weeks. Perhaps your enzyme level isn't high enough to require treatment yet. I would keep up on this and see your doctor again soon if the pain continues.
Avatar n tn My dog had acute pancreatitis over the weekend and I took him to an emergency vet on Sunday and to his vet on Mon. They both kept him overnight, IV, blood work, meds, and his vet did a rectal x-ray and abdominal x-ray with barium to look for obstruction. He found dirt/sand. My dog ate cat poop covered in dirt. He is at home now doing fine and I have him on a bland diet of canned white chicken and brown rice only. However, his lower abd/belly is a little distended and hard.
Avatar n tn The following website offers a good explanation of pancreatitis and its relationship to alcohol use: http://www.webmd.
Avatar m tn It took a lot of insulin injections and a week of going back and forth to the vets with her before we finally got her blood sugars stablelized. She is now doing great! She just turned 7 years old this past December (2007) and we I have been giving her 3 units of HUMULIN N 2x's a day now for almost 2 years.
Avatar n tn It may be possible in the early stages of chronic pancreatitis to treat the diabetes with tablets, but in the late stage of chronic pancreatitis, insulin injections are usually needed. Diarrhoea occurs in just under half of patients. Normally, all the fat in food is broken down by enzymes from the pancreas and small intestine, and the fat is then absorbed in the small bowel. With a reduced level of digestive enzymes the fat is not absorbed.
Avatar n tn It controls the production of enzymes for the majority of foods that you eat, and it controls the production of insulin to regulate the glucose you take in. If the pancreas is highly damaged, it could ruin your quality of life for the rest of your life. So please try to be gentle with it and do everything you can to quash the pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn I have been doing research off and on for the past 9 and 1/2 months since having an acute pancreatitis attack and having my gallbladder removed. My liver and pancreas enzymes have pretty much returned to normal. My liver enzymes ocassionally run over the high end of the scale, but not by much (a few points) and my surgeon explained that it may be that I am just one of the people who fall outside the standard scale.
Avatar n tn I know from experience how awful pancreatitis can be, and hope he at least has a decent pain management doc. I can't imagine going through a huge surgery like a Whipple only to have it fail. Do the docs give you any idea at all as to why he is still having attacks? Another blockage? Scar tissue? Anything? It may be true that there really isn't anything left to do. People with chronic pancreatitis sometimes suffer for years and years until the pancreas basically burns itself out.
Avatar m tn I am currently on Lantus at night and Humulog before meals and after about 2 weeks of getting back on insulin my stomach starting hurting severely. I went to bed and staryed there for days because every movement severely hurt. I tried laying very still to get some kind of relief. The information pamplet that comes with Lantus states that it may cause stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting. So far, I have experienced all three.
902019 tn?1249865014 Hope you are all keeping well and if you have any advice where I could ask for people with AIP, Crohns and Diabetes with similar symptoms would be appreciated and insulin to control it. They are now taking her other symptoms a bit more seriously as they always put them down to her meds but she has been off most steroids and morphine type drugs for a good while now. They are doing some bloods as she has developed twitching in her fingers and started to have severe headaches.
Avatar n tn Hey all, i'm 21 years old and about a month + ago I was diagnosed with pancreatitis. I had my first attack - a really high fever with stomach pain - that had me in the hospital for about 3 days. After being discharged and going back to food, I had the same fever (no stomach pain this time around) 2 days later and that ended up with me sitting in the hospital for a month without food or water.
Avatar n tn I was a longtime sufferer of pancreatitis and have diabetes. You have to try and normalize your system. Cut out all processed/highly refined foods, do juicing, and small consistent meals. Make your husband quit makes the pancreas work too hard. Since his is chronic, its all about maintenance, and allowing the body to do some healing as well! If you want I can send you a plan I used which saved my life, and kept me functional. The doctors will just give you meds to ease pain....
Avatar f tn I can understand your worry about your husband's digestion problems. The pancreas is an important body organ that produces vital digestive enzymes and supplies insulin to deal with sugar in the blood. Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, reports that there are 25 digestive disorders with some having the same symtoms. Johns Hopkins White Paper on Digestive Disorders reads the the chief cause of pancreasitis is drinking.
Avatar m tn Secondly, what makes your husband believe he is not getting enough insulin during sleep hours? Symptoms? What are his bedtime and morning levels? Any recent change to his bolus [insulin dosage]? Is his bolus fast acting or basal rate [insulin pump, continuous supply]? Has he discussed his concerns with his doctor?
Avatar n tn Chronic Pancreatitis, to my knowledge, does not have the type symptoms you indicate. Acute pancreatitis has high levels of amalase and lipase and is sometimes very critical as this one appears to be. Do a search on the web for acute Pancreatitis for more information than you can read. Then do one on Chronic Pancreatitis and see the differences. Hope things improve.
Avatar f tn LOL I find your case incredibly interesting and wish I could see what the difference was between the two times you treated (same with FlGuy) since high levels of insulin make interferon ineffective and that includes injected insulin...and you were on quite a bit of Lantus insulin. It's fascinating. I would love it if you share more details. Co Dig Dis Sci. 2009 Jan 16. Diabetes Mellitus Is Associated with Impaired Response to Antiviral Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.
559187 tn?1330786456 If I sit up I feel better, but as soon as I lay down, the pain is excruciating. I feel like throwing up and am weak and terribly fatigued. Feels like the flu but I don't have a fever, chills or diarreah. Thankfully I still have some antinausea medicine that they gave me last year after my blood patch and it is helping a lot. Only problem is that it makes me sleepy.
Avatar f tn can cirrhosis and pancreatitis be caused by non-compliant blood sugar levels? Thank you for your time. I would appreciate any response that you all might have.
Avatar m tn You will get all the pancreatitis info. that you need. It is and scroll down to Pancreatitis Online Discussion Board & Support Group , click on that and then go to the right of your screen and click Join This Group! It is free and you will meet people that are going through the same thing. Actually it saved my daughter's life. She like you had alot of pain and they thought it was her gallbladder and removed it . She continued to go down hill. We found a dr.
Avatar m tn If your dog had it 6 years before diagnosed there is probably already damage to the liver and kidneys. And I would watch for blindness and diabetes. I had to give my angel insulin shots. When she lost her eyes I carried her everywhere. She became incontinent and had to wear diapers. Now my 5 year old schnauzer had her first attack of pancreatitis. Standard treatment is to withhold food for 72 hours. Drink small amounts of water.
571337 tn?1233261897 wow lahayle I don't have much to add (I might have chronic pancreatitis as well..or SOD and i'm getting tested soon with an ERCP and stuff like this scares me..) I wish you only the best though that is a hard life. I too have no insurance and I've applied for medicare like 5 times but keep getting denied because i'm "single" and living with parents.
Avatar m tn Following a near fatal episode of acute pancreatitis caused by a blocked common bile duct, I am now insulin dependent diabetic. I had a large psuedocyst on my pancreas which had become smaller in Jan. 09 when I had my gall bladder removed. How long would it take for the psuedocyst to go away and is there a chance my diabetes might resolve itself? Anyone out there with similar story?
Avatar n tn com online has many good recipes for strict low-fat cooking. I have had acute pancreatitis attacks, and now have chronic pancreatitis and have to maintain a diet with less than 20 grams of fat daily. I take enzymes so I can eat, and to help maintain the pain caused by eating. I have found those enzymes prescribed by a GI to be better than those found in health food stores though, as they are higher in amounts of lipase than anything that can be sold over the counter, thus more effective.
Avatar f tn She was in the vet hospital for four days and it was kind of touch and go. The vet and I have always had a problem getting her sugar count down since she was diagnosed. When she became ill last week she was getting 40cc on insulin twice daily. Her sugar was still in the 400s. While she was in the hospital the vet worked on her diabetes also and figured it was going to take 50cc twice daily.
Avatar n tn Patients with acute pancreatitis and concomitant hypertriglyceridemia most commonly report a history of poorly controlled diabetes, alcoholism, predisposing pharmacologic agents (such as estrogens, diuretics, or glucocorticoids), or dietary risk factors. The incidence of hyperlipidemia in patients with acute pancreatitis has been reported in the range of 12 to 38 percent, which encompasses patients with transient, mild lipid abnormalities that would not precipitate acute pancreatitis.
568322 tn?1370169040 And one of the ways to create more glucose that can be converted into fatty acids, is by making you INSULIN RESISTANT and eventually turning you into a DIABETIC. And being INSULIN RESISTANT or DIABETIC, lowers your chances of treatment success. And if you know nothing about insulin resistance or diabetes, then you're already at a disadvantage. So keep reading even if you think this thread is not for you because you're not diabetic. Because what you learn here, may help you beat the virus.
Avatar m tn I know why they should be lean but why is there an emphasis on protein when it actually raises your insulin and keeps it up? I thought the pancreatitis diet regime should be low fat and low insulin spiking foods?
Avatar n tn One doctor said she had duodenal ulcers that were mostly healed. One recent doctor, however, did several tests and concluded that she has chronic pancreatitis and that her pancreas has many cysts. He also said he observed "fatty degeneration" in her liver. She, however, has normal blood sugar (no diabetes) . He also diagnosed "anterior mitral leaflet prolapse", though I don't know whether that's relevant to her digestive problems.