Hello, I am new to this forum but was diagnosed diabetic in 2003. I am type 3c, resulting from surgery for Pancreatic Cancer in 2002. I was prescribed oral meds used mainly for type 2 diabetics at first diagnosis, and had very serious problems with low blood sugars. I switched with my doctors approval after trying several different oral meds, to control with diet and exercise only. This worked well for me for several years before my A1C started creeping upwards. New classes of oral meds had been developed since my first prescriptions. I tried one of these (Invokana), but was unable to tolerate side affects, plus it was not very effective in reducing my A1C which was tested 3 months from start of meds. I was unwilling to try others of the new medications due to significant risks of pancreatitis or worse. So, the only option left to me was to start insulin. I started taking a low dosage of Lantus at bedtime two weeks ago. Another medication I must take as a result of surgery is Creon. I will be happy to share experience I have gained in use of Creon, and my experience with diet following what is commonly known as Whipple Surgery. or pancreaticoduodenectomy. I am very happy to find this forum dedicated to Type 3c Diabetes. It is the first one I have seen. At the doctors offices they insist on classifying me as Type 2, I suppose because Type 3c is not well known since it is relatively new. I hope to learn from others who are kind enough to share their experiences.