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Type 3c - how many are we?

Discussion in 'Type 3c (Pancreatic) Diabetes' started by mrspuddleduck, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Kirktown

    Kirktown Type 3c · Active Member

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    I developed type 3C ten years after my last attack of pancreatitis ( Which previously was chronic). I'm insulin dependent and my blood sugars can be very brittle.
     
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  2. Wallin

    Wallin Type 1 · Member

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  3. Wallin

    Wallin Type 1 · Member

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    I became type 3 after a Whipple operation as pre cancerous cells were discovered on the head of my pancreas. I had a total pancrectomy ,my spleen, and gall bladder were removed. It has left me very brittle, but with the help of a pump, and sensor, and a very supportive diabetes team my life is beginning to be more normal. I no longer suffer panic attacks, and after doing the DAFNE course, and many hours of tuition from the diabetes team I have learnt how to manage my diabetes.
     
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  4. Grazer

    Grazer · Well-Known Member

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    Emma, as far as I know Type 1.5 is officially an unofficial (?) term for A type of lada, which is latent autoimmune disease in adults, so a bit like type 1 occurring later in life - I'm sure a real type 1.5 on here can correct me!
     
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  5. Simon84

    Simon84 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You are quite correct-That's what I have myself :)
     
  6. Phil007007

    Phil007007 Type 3c · Member

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    I'm type 3c because my pancreas has atrophied and I have cirrhosis so my liver isn't in good shape either, they are treating it as type1 but I just have to inject one large dose every morning.
     
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