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Gallbladder stones

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by megan, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. megan

    megan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been having my gallbladder scanned every year watching the polyps for any changes. I now have stones too and they're saying protocol is to remove them. How will this effect my already difficult to control diabetes? Anyone else had theirs removed?
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    I’m type 2 and lost my gallbladder 6 months before diagnosis. Gallbladder deals bile storage and fat digestion so it shouldn’t directly affect it. But I would be asking your drs this too. I thought stones were only a reason for removal if causing trouble as lots of people have them and have no problems. Perhaps proximity to a delicate pancreas is the issue. If you have it out reintroduce fats SLOWLY. Most bodies adjust but it takes time.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I’m Type 2 and had my gall bladder removed many years ago way before my Type 2 diagnosis. I was getting very painful bouts of biliary colic hence the need to remove it. Like @HSSS I thought gallbladder removal was only performed if the stones were causing a problem. Eating fat was never a problem before or after surgery.
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    Snap. Oh the pain of that was actually one of worst I’ve ever had. Two blue lights to a&e suspecting heart attacks, numerous nights curled on the floor rocking and whimpering as it hurt too much to even cry. Thank god no more.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Mine started when I was pregnant with my daughter, so of course it was because I was pregnant, I didn’t manage to persuade them otherwise until she was 14 months old, when they finally decided to scan me! :wideyed: I spent many a night lying in a hot bath, whimpering as you say :(
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I did it real fast. Got hungry again 3rd day after operation and the food available (not at home, so didn't cook myself) was about the fattiest meal imaginable. I thought 'sod it, tastes wonderful' and stuffed myself and nothing bad happened.
    Can't advise you on effect on your diabetes as I got rid of the stupid gall bladder before diabetes.
     
  7. megan

    megan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply's
     
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