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What's your opinion, please.

Discussion in 'Type 3c (Pancreatic) Diabetes' started by Cloudlesssky, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Cloudlesssky

    Cloudlesssky Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello guys,

    I'd not heard of this type of diabetes before, but wondering if this is what I may have.
    In 2012 I was diagnosed with pancreatitis and after an emergency admission spent several days in hospital.
    I was taken off Lipitor by my GP as this apparently can be an indicator for pancreatitis.
    About 2 1/2 years later I was found to have diabetes, type 2.
    I had very good initial care - partly because my levels were so high. (28 - 30)
    Anyway, what do those of you with more knowledge and experience think? And how would this type of diabetes affect things differently from a T2?
    Thanks all!
     
  2. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea but will wait for some answers from the people that know....
     
  3. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Hopefully there will be someone along who has 3c, but in the meantime:

    I would say it all depends on whether your pancreas is functioning or not.
    If it recovered from the pacreatitis, and is still functioning to produce insulin, then you would be T2.

    However, if your pancreas is progressively failing, or has stopped producing insulin - and you need to inject it - then you would be 3c.

    Please, someone correct me if I am wrong?
     
  4. CapnGrumpy

    CapnGrumpy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you had acute pancreatitis then it was a temporary thing, you got better, and you still produce insulin but are now resistant to its action and this may be unrelated. You would therefore be Type 2.

    If you had chronic pancreatitis (long term), then the pancreas could have had the insulin producing beta cells and the glucagon producing alpha cells destroyed. You'd be Type 3c and need to inject/pump insulin.

    * usual disclaimer: I'm not medically qualified.
     
  5. Cloudlesssky

    Cloudlesssky Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OK. thank you guys.
    I don't have chronic pancreatitis. I don't need to inject.
    Going with the T2 original diagnosis, so thank you both!
     
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