Pancreas isn’t working properly

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Hi I’m 38 year old mum of 4,  had surgery in 27th April 17 for sliding hiatus hernia and I have Barrett’s,  chronic diarrhoea for 8 months lost over 4 stone still losing weight, dietitian has given me food to stable weight now .. I have just been told my pancreas isn’t working properly had ct scan showed not working ,I’m on medication but don’t know much more my sugar leaves keep dropping anything from 2.2 and siting around 4.8 max after food.. any help would be great xx

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    The pancreas makes insulin which regulates glucose levels.  If your pancreas is not making insulin at all, making too little of it or poor quality insulin, you may have diabetes which can cause weight loss and fatigue. Another telltale sign of this is extreme thirst.  Type 1 diabetes tends to be autoimmune and causes the pancreas not to produce insulin at all.  Type 2 diabetes is when poor quality or not enough insulin is made.
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    My GP taken me of crean 25000 300g yesterday morning tablets as I became ill and in a lot of pain.. and I’m in a lot of pain now. 

    so now I have nothing for my pancreas and it’s not working..? Confused com 

    What will happen... CT scans showed it’s not working.. 

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      They trying again with crean 25000 300g with foods so far so good on fentanal patches for pain... over Christmas my sugar leaves are 4.2 max,  after eating I’m having chocolate and lucozade drinks for sugar leaves but also get lots of pain after eating from pancreas .. I can’t seem to win..🤔.. my Doctors pass the buck.. 

    • Posted

      Have you had your amylase and lipase levels checked?  These are pancreatic enzymes.
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      Yes had test last week but I don’t t know the results yet.. my Gastro phoned me and said the contrast CT scan and Nuclear scan both showed Pancras was non fictional... and wrote a report saying I need to live on Crean .. I will call tomorrow about bloods so frustrating not knowing much just not working isn’t much help.. 

      sorry to much info but I have chronic watery stole .. I take my meds and they straight out even the crean are hole sometimes... it’s feels  like fighting for answers .. Pippa58442 thanks for replying x

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      I would ask your specialist to give you specific details in plain English about what is actually wrong with your pancreas

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