Pancreatitis and sugar

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Avatar m tn 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. I would check with your vet to be sure this is addressed, K? ....and if you think I just know this off the top of my head, ooh NOOOO! I have a wonderful reference guide that makes me sound brilliant, LOL! Please keep us posted if you will.
Avatar f tn Veggies have carbs but on a smaller level then a piece of whole wheat bread. Also be mindful of the drinks, no sugar is allowed , I drink mostly diet drinks, water, and equal in my coffee. Foods to avoid: yogurt, milk(lonly a cup a day), soft cheese, bread, cookies, donuts all the junk food. candy, chocolate. avoid processed meat like bologna, hotdogs, etc. Foods that are fine: all veggies except corn, mostly colorful veggies, two small pieces of fruit a day .
Avatar n tn Hi, The doctor does not know what causes me to have chronic pancreatitis and SOD. It is believed I had this before I had my gallbladder out and no one thought to check for that. Also, I went on a DRASTIC diet and exercize program. Dropped 42 pounds in 2 months. But, some of that could be the pancreatitis too. I do not drink so that was never a factor. Pancreatitis can he heriditary. And also, mine may have been made worse from the gallbladder being so bad.
Avatar f tn Your only slightly off and watching your sugar intake should correct that. Your Triglycerides are higher then average and indicate to much fat in your diet. Again, that can also be managed along with a healthier diet. Heart Palpitations can have a variety of reasons. Sometimes anxiety and stress can play a part. Certain meds and even Caffiene can raise your heart rate. As Lynn stated, seeing a trusted Dr would be your next step to rule out disease.
Avatar f tn Sorry you are in the same boat cause this boat is slowly sinking! LOL =) I called and requested copies of my tests so I could "google" what is there since his consultation was so vague. My blood sugar is high but he said no big deal. I am not a diabetic and have never had problems with my sugar.
Avatar f tn I can eat a lot of rice, potatoes, and cereal and pack on the pounds. Don't get me started on the sugar! I have such a sweet tooth. I don't think gall bladder surgery is to blame for people putting on weight after the fact, unless it's because they can eat without pain now so they eat more than they should. Do your research and make sure you do the surgery for the right reasons (hopefully to feel better). Good Luck!!
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 I have been diagnosed now with Pancreatitis and it is painful, Lortab and ofcourse the morphine helped the pain. I am new to this site and hit the wrong area accidentally, i am in the Gastro forum now..
Avatar n tn After further testing it was determined he had liver damage and pancreatitis, His blood sugar is now down to 100. He is still in the ICU and is vomitting quite frequently. His doctors say that the mortality level is quite high for these conditions when together, Is there any information or hope you can give me?
Avatar m tn I nearly killed her unknowingly of course. She was drinking and peeing a lot and I thought that she was just thirsty and that the water had to be gotten rid of somehow so I thought nothing of it until the next day when she wouldn't eat and the vomiting started, along with the diarrhea. Also she had trouble standing up. I took her to the vet and the vet did some blood work and told me that she probably just had a virus and that she also needed to lose weight.
Avatar m tn Now its been basically non-stop, confirmed by mri, that it is chronic pancreatitis, and fatty liver. Im being sent to a pain specialist for the pain, and hoping he can offer relief, because Ive been recieving very little help from my doctor with that. Im 5'5", used to be about 138lbs, and now am 162, with gain of 10lbs a month on a low fat diet, no meat, no bread, soft food. I dont understand except unless wieght gain is from thyroid going wrong, im hypothyroid.
Avatar f tn Since my surgery, I have hospitalized 3 times with pancreatitis. I now have a GJ (feeding tube) and I am NPO except for ice chips and sugar free gum. My doctor thinks I would benefit from having the rest of my pancreas removed. Has anyone had issues like this? I am on Creon and pain medications daily.
Avatar n tn Go and get some blood tests run while he's in pain. Ask to have his blood sugar level checked, and have his liver and pancreatic enzyme levels checked. That would be a start toward finding out what's going on.
Avatar n tn A serum creatinine and creatinine clearance test should be done to rule out kidney involvement and a blood sugar for diabetes. However it could also be recurrent pancreatitis and pain of colitis too that has become dull aching type. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn i am 31 year ol from uk, i have had diahrrea most of my life and stomach pains. pale stools,(having a colon scopy done soon for this) i have been a smoker and a drinker too. I have posted elsewhere about this too. But since its a GI query, thought its good if i can get some advice here. few months ago, i became very weal dizzy and ill. still am, i am, i keep getting hypoglycemia symptoms, constant brainfog, i did faint once was taken to emergency hospital.
Avatar f tn I agree with the workup done thus far, and with the MRI and endoscopic ultrasound, there has been thorough workup of the possible causes for chronic pancreatitis. Alcohol use can lead to pancreatitis, and use should be moderated. Also, if there is any blockage within the biliary tree, that can contribute as well. You may want to consider an MRCP to see if this is the case.
611067 tn?1458595083 On Friday night, I ate a sandwich with lean turkey, low-fat cream cheese and avocado. It was awesome and did not bother my stomach. I was told to keep the fat down 30 grams a day only. Saturday, I tried to eat dinner, but it hurt my stomach and so I stuck with SF/FF Jello instead and a Soy Protein drink. Last night I had a Soy Protein drink and a small sweet potato. I had no trouble. I'm gaining more energy from the food. So, yes, I'm getting nutrition and taking supplements as well.
902019 tn?1249865014 The symptoms of autoimmune pancreatitis for me were weight loss, pale stools, gallbladder-like attacks (but longer-lasting) and elevated liver function tests - which initially were thought to be a bile duct obstruction complicated by blockage of gallbladder sludge. Stenting the common bile duct and later removal of gallbladder (which was in bad shape) still didn't solve the problems. See my response (above) to DT10 for further info.
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 f tn I love my husband more than life itself, I can't imagine a world without him, and unfortunately he has Chronic Pancreatitis. His CP causes awful, painful nights and even days, so I stand by his side and aid him. He doesn't usually say when he's not feeling good, because truly I think it's all the time, but he has better days then some. I love being intimate with him, sometimes I miss it and sometimes I know I need to tend to his needs more than worry about sex.
Avatar f tn An affected pancreas may not produce the neccessary digestive enzymes required, and may affect the way the pancreas deals with sugar in the blood. The appointment with a Gastroenterologist will be able to pinpoint the problems and pain your husband suffers. Bowels that float with mucus is another symptom of a disorder called Irriable Bowel Syndrome, and maybe more.
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 n tn It is unlikely that pregnancy causes pancreatitis - gall stones are usually present in the gall bladder before pregnancy begins - although pregnancy may conceivably influence the timing of the onset of pancreatitis and its subsequent course (Block, and Kelly, T.R. 1989). If the attack of pancreatitis during pregnancy is mild, recovery begins soon after delivery (Chen et al, 1995).
Avatar n tn I'm really worried because I did some research and I read the most common causes for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency are cystic fibrosis (which i dont have) and chronic pancreatitis, and, if you have CP that its not curable and there is a severe lower life expectancy associated with it. Is this all true and does it sound as if I have this?
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 n tn Hi, I have chronic pancreatitis and have found that if I get too hungry I will have pain too, it's strange and I thought it was just me! yes, I too will stay away from food as long as possible to get rid of the pain, but then comes that not eating pain if I go too long, can't win, it's either pain because I ate, or pain because I have gone too long without eating enough!
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 n tn Since you have reactive hypoglycemia, you need to eat frequent small meals, avoid alcohol or take it moderately with food, and avoid high sugar diet. Consult an Endocrine specialist to manage this. So, when you meet the gastroenterologist, please discuss all these possibilities. A doctor who can examine you may be able to find valuable clinical signs which may help clinch the diagnosis. Also, tests done to rule out the above mentioned conditions will help reach a diagnosis.
Avatar f tn who addressed diabetes, and I haven't been testing my blood-sugar levels for many months (mom died last July + Dad died this past August). My weight has risen & I'm an emotional wreck. This may exacerbate the problem, but it's been ongoing since August 2010. I've come to the conclusion that my gastroenterologist is useless. So I've been off on my own to find a "cure" for what ails me. Will post later when I have more info to share. Thanks again and happy holidays!
658828 tn?1225050195 I have been reading online and think I may have Pancreatitis? Are these symptoms consistent with Pancreatitis? I also have read about Fibromyalgia as well b/c these autoimmune diseases seem to occur together, but I just cant get myself to think that this is just a muscoskeletal pain problem especially since its mainly in the area where my kidneys are located. I have an appt with a GI dr next week so I am hoping i can get some answers.