If I've had 3 bouts of Acute Pancreatitis and I have Type 2 Diabetes, am I stuck with Type 2?

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So as far as I know, Type 2 Diabetes is when your pancreas is just not functioning right and processing the sugars to create insulin correctly, so you take medicine to help it do that. And supposedly if you get in better shape and eat more healthily then you can lessen Type 2 or get ride of it completely. Buuut...

What if I have add Acute Pancreatitis (with some bruising) at least 3 times? Does this basically destroy my chance of ever getting rid of Type 2 (and getting off these stupid pills) ever again? I mean, if the pancreas is eternally damaged, then that's no good for Type 2, right?

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    I would think so.  If the pancreas are pretty damaged than yes i would think that it affects the islet cells which secrect insulin.  That's my opinion. 
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    Same question I have ....out of the blu I became type 2....but not only that, even with taking the medicine I sill hae blurred vision, fatigue, and I believe high glucose .....I also was a drinker....I have stop drinking, about 7 months ago. It seem like my symptoms are getting worse with daibetes. Just wondering can this be reverse with exercise and eating right, or is the pancreas to damage ...thanks in advance!!
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    Ok guys when diabetes comes along after an episode of acute pancreatitis, stuidies show that most patients will have diabetes for upto 2 years after the pancreatitis, than itll go away, but only if was aquired after pancreatitis.

    In most cases itll go away.

    So keep your hopes up.

    And read up pn nbci trials of diabetes and pancreatitis.

    Godbless you guys.

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