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

Posted , 4 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

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?

0 likes, 5 replies


5 Replies

  • Posted

    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. 
  • Posted

    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!!
  • Posted

    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.


Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up