Pancreatitis risk diabetes

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Avatar n tn My 7 year old champion 4-H obedience/Showmanship female schnauzer was recently and unexpectedly diagnosed with pancreatitis. Her Lipase levels reflected 6000. Three days later her levels dropped to 5000, by the 5th day they jumped to almost 8000. After a long talk with the Vet, I elected to bring her home if she was able to hold food down. Despite the high lipase level, the dog was perkier and feeling better, we were risking her survival, but it was chance it or euthanize the dog.
Avatar n tn ONLY because you are at risk) You may have been at risk for one of these attacks, as you have had your gallbladder removed. A number of different things can cause pancreatitis, one of which (in your case) is surgery. By the way, pancreatitis is an inflamtion of the pancreas (I'm sure you know that...), and the pancreas functions in secreting digestive enzymes into the small intestine through the pancreatic duct. These enzymes help to digest foods such as fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
Avatar n tn One thing I should mention, pancreatitis can be a precursor to diabetes. A year later, max developed diabetes. (We manage it very well with diet and Vetsulin but it takes dedication, a rigid feeding schedule and 2 shots a day.) Keep an eye out for the symptoms once your pal is well. Early symptoms include increased drinking, iurinating more (accidents may be a sign), weight loss, increased appetite, dehydration and sudden cataract formation.
Avatar f tn I am a 41 year old woman who has been recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis ( trauma to pancreas). I am otherwise healthy and would like to know what the risks are for pregnant women with my condition. I not yet pregnant but I am considering it. Please help.
Avatar n tn That said, from the information I've read, Pancreatic cancer is often hard to diagnosis and small tumors can be missed on CT scans. I'm just looking for advice from anyone familiar with the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis, or PC, who might be able to offer any advice. I've got an appt w/a gastro. in December but that's pretty far away, and in the meantime, I feel kind of helpless as the abdominal/back pain, floating stools, and fatigue aren't going anywhere.
Avatar n tn 1) Glucose intolerance occurs with some frequency in chronic pancreatitis, but overt diabetes mellitus usually only occurs late in the course of disease. 2) Chronic pancreatitis may be associated with a variety of complications.
902019 tn?1249865014 I was diagnosed 2 years ago with AIP, have a 25 year history of autoimmune disorders (eosinophilic vasculitis, mild Sjogren's). Usually have done well with prednisone for the various flare-ups but with AIP, still recurring symptoms and the elevated IgG4 periodically. Next step may be Imuran. Is there anyone out there who has had good results with Imuran for autoimmune pancreatitis?
1469903 tn?1286650297 People with impaired glucose tolerance do not have diabetes, but are at high risk for progressing to diabetes. Each year, 1%-5% of people whose test results show impaired glucose tolerance actually eventually develop diabetes. Weight loss and exercise may help people with impaired glucose tolerance return their glucose levels to normal. In addition, some physicians advocate the use of medications, such as metformin (Glucophage), to help prevent/delay the onset of overt diabetes.
Avatar n tn It can also increase the effect of hypoglycemic medication and pose a risk for pancreatitis associated with worsening diabetes and hence is best avoided in patients with diabetes. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
1519223 tn?1500816586 Janumet Januvia and Janumet are prescription drugs that belong to a group of Type 2 diabetes drugs called incretin therapies. Studies link these drugs to an increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Januvia (sitagliptin) is an oral medication manufactured by Merck & Co. The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 and is one of the most popular Type 2 diabetes drugs on the market.
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.
Avatar n tn His weight has neither decreased nor increased. Is having Diabetes Mellitus because of pancreatitis a major risk factor for Cancer. Please answer me i will be highly thankful to you for this .
Avatar m tn The use of the antipsychotic medication Seroquel has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, pancreatitis and death. Thousands of Seroquel lawsuits have been filed throughout the United States by individuals who suffered severe and life threatening injuries.
Avatar n tn I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and my blood work showed a very high Triglycerides level of over 5,000. I was told that this could lead to Pancreatitis. I am on two medications and a diet to lower the Triglycerides. My question is, what are the chances that I will develop Pancreatitis before I can get the Triglycerides under control?
Avatar m tn My discharge papers said Acute Pancreatitis. Not sure if I have an issue with high lipase or pancreatitis. Since then I tested to see if I had celiac disease, h ploryi, ulcers and all came back normal. CBC test are normal along with diabetes and metabolic panels. Lipase 11-17-11 1700 (ref 73-393) 11-18-11 1055 (ref 73-393) 5-25-12 38 (0-58 u/l) 2-21-13 25 (0-58 u/l) 3-28-13 58 (0-58 u/l) 4-1-12 62 (0-58 u/l) HIGH Possibilities -Truly an isolated incident -Early onset of CP from HP.
Avatar n tn However please know that in the vast majority of those reports(about 30 total) the patients had another serious risk factor for getting pancreatitis in the first place(alcohol drinking, gallstones, very high cholesterol etc). It is very early to say that Byetta CAUSED the pancreatitis in all of these people, but you certainly should keep it in the back of your mind and definitely stop the medication if you start having any abdominal pain or significant nausea.
Avatar m tn a sedentary lifestyle, a history of diabetes, chronic pancreatic inflammation (pancreatitis), and a fatty diet. Complimentary or alternative medicine is of unclear benefit in pancreatic cancer treatment. But many adjunctive treatments have been tried like compounds such as circumin, the principle ingredient in turmeric. Take care and best regards.
Avatar n tn 2 weeks ago I started on Byetta for my diabetes. It made me very sick for about a week and now I am feeling no side affects from it. But I now have soreness in my upper back on the right side that goes all the way around under my upper rib cage. It happens at least once a day when I am under stress at work. Is the medicine causing it ? I take 2 shots per day. The good news is that my sugar count is down.
Avatar n tn BTW, diabetes is a risk factor in both cholecystitis and pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn 2) Pancreatitis and cancer There are some data suggesting that patients with nonhereditary chronic pancreatitis (both tropical and nontropical) are at increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. The total risk reached 1.8 percent at 10 years and 4 percent at 20 years, independent of the type of pancreatitis in one study. I have not touched upon autoimmune pancreatitis and the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis.
172023 tn?1334675884 This was on Yahoo News today: (Reuters) - Obese women who carry most of their extra weight around the stomach are 70 percent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, an international team of researchers reported on Tuesday. The findings suggest are some of the first evidence that the link between obesity and pancreatic cancer is as strong in women as in men, Juhua Luo of Sweden's Karolinska Institute and colleagues reported in the British Journal of Cancer.
Avatar n tn gallbladder is a possibility. People with gallstones also are at risk for pancreatitis: it's easy to check those things out. Hernias of the abdominal wall are usually in the midline and fairly easy to diagnose as a lump, sometimes an intermittant one. There's not much a spleen would do to cause intermittant symptoms for 10 years.
Avatar m tn Hi, I understand your concern regarding your symptoms, Risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include smoking, diabetes, chronic pancreatitis, or certain hereditary disorders. It is difficult to diagnose pancreatic cancer early on because it does not cause symptoms right away. For proper evaluation, physical exam, blood tests, imaging tests, and a biopsy will help determine the underlying cause. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn However, it is most often immediate family members with a rate of 5 to 10 percent of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer having an immediate family member who has had the disease. There are other risk factors as well. If you are a smoker, have diabetes, are obese, have chronic pancreatitis. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer are found at this link. https://www.webmd.
Avatar m tn Other common health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, pancreatitis, hemolytic anemia and thyroid disease, can also cause liver transaminase elevations. Most liver diseases are characterized by greater ALT elevations than AST elevations except cirrohsis and alcohol abuse. ALT also rises in bile duct obstruction due to stone. Hence liver infection and heart conditions should be evaluated ASAP. Take care!
Avatar f tn Keep in mind, too, that you may be more likely to develop Hashimoto's if you have one of these other conditions. Type 1 diabetes Pernicious Anaemia Addison's Disease Vitiligo Celiac Disease Alopecia Areta Systematic Lupus Erthematosus (SLE) Rheumatoid Arthritis Sjogren's Syndrome Inflammatory Bowel Disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS)" I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, autoimmune pernicious anaemia (was my first autoimmune disease), vitiligo, and alopecia areta.
568322 tn?1370169040 a fat belly (waist larger than hips) is a sign of pre-diabetes. And having pre-diabetes means that you're insulin resistant and it gives you a higher risk of becoming a diabetic later on in life. I was so excited about what I had learned that on my way home I stopped by my office and picked up a glucometer. The next morning I tested every member of my family. Everybody's blood sugar was less than 100 except for my son's. His was 103. It made sense, all four of his grandparents were diabetic.
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 severe G/S pancreatitis 4 years ago; type II Diabetes 2nd to above. Echo year ago probable BAV; AR 3. 43 cm; ACS 2. 06 cm; LA 5. 0 cm; LVIDES 3. 9 cm; ED5. 6; IVAd 1. 05 cm; LVPWd 2. 05 cm; M-mode AR & A cusp calicification; systolic excursion somewhat limited; M leaflets some sclerosis calcif of M annulus; IV Sep/pw contracting fairly well. 2-D - LV norm size with LV hypertrophy/adqdeqate EF.