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Hi from a new diabetic caused by necrotic pancreatitis

Discussion in 'Type 3c (Pancreatic) Diabetes' started by Twinkles, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. Twinkles

    Twinkles · Newbie

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    Hello everyone
    I am so delighted to find this forum.. I had acute gall stone pancreatitis two years ago. I was in hospital for two months and had a massive cyst. I dont take creon but I am now diabetic. I think this illness traumatised me! So healthy then basically so ill i was tube fed for six weeks. It is still pretty much in my head. Diabetes was the last thing I wanted to have but...ahem....here I am. Blood sugar down from 25 plus to about ten with glyclicide twice a day. Lost three stone in weight and eating more healthily than I have in my life. Feel quite down about it though and need a few success stories to remind me I can regain a life. Also realising that I actually got off lightly compared to some....shockingly horrible thing to happen to anyone. Delighted to be part of this group folks, thanks for having me
     
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  2. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum. You’ve certainly landed here by the hard route. It’s understandable to be traumatized by that.

    I’m a classic T2 and went from am HbAc of 11.8% to 5.9% in 3 months, and lower since then, so “lifestyle” changes can certainly make a major impact.
     
  3. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Twinkles
    Good to have you around even if that was a pretty rubbish reason for ending up here.
    Things will fade and you’ll get used to the new normal.
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello @Twinkles Welcome to the forum :)

    I think most of us were traumatised by our diagnosis, it's quite a shock to go from healthy to living with a health condition, it's been associated with the Kubler-Ross model of stages of grief: 1. Denial, 2. Anger, 3. Bargaining, 4. Depression, 5. Acceptance

    Being on a forum will help as you can speak to others with a similar experience and feel supported, needless to say your not alone here.
     
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    Hi and welcome!

    You have had a rough journey up to this point. Hopefully things will settle for a bit, at least until you get a chance to adjust.
     
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