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Omadague
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   Posted 10/25/2007 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
G'day all,i'm new n think ive got a real head scratcher 4 u! I recently went in 4 some major dental surgery,(wednesday,in & out same day) all went well all though i did take alot longer than usual to wake up from the anaesthetic. I went home that night still quite groggy, n awoke the next day with severe abdominal pain,that afternoon i went back to hospital(thursday). The following day(friday) i was told i had acute pancreaitis! I had no pains or symptoms prior to the surgery and was quite confused. I believe drinking is a major cause of this,I used to be quite a social drinker but cut back my consumption dramaticly over the past few years(im now 31)
It had been suggested to me that i'd been given too much anaesthetic n that could of triggered the attack, noone had any other possible idea's. has anyone heard of this before? I was also told it can lead to diabetes in some cases, the doctor at the hospital seemed rushed & preoccupied so im left in the dark on this. can anyone shed sum light on this for me?

LanieG
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   Posted 10/25/2007 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Omadague, well, sorry for your problem with this that started from dental surgery! I don't know anything about pancreatitis except from what you can google on the internet. (It's probably a wise thing to cut back on too much social drinking for a lot of reasons....). Maybe someone else will jump in here with some information. Sorry I can't be of help. :(
Lanie
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following low/no carb diet, no meds


Marburg
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   Posted 10/26/2007 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I had pancreatitis in 2003. In my case it started with a bout of bronchitis, the drainage resulted in gastritis. Since the bronchitis was viral the doctor felt the gastritis was also viral. From there I then developed pancreatitis. Took about 2-3 months to get completely over all this. The end result was that in 2004 my doctor said I was showing signs of insulin resistance and was actually producing less insulin. I was started on Metformin. I also developed chronic gastritis which flares up whenever I have sinus issues. After about 6 months Avandia was added to the mix.

So, yes you can become diabetic from pancreatitis. While the primary causes of pancreatitis are alcohol consumption (usually excessive), it can also be a result of medications, bacterial and viral infections.

Hope this information helps.

Marburg

Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/26/2007 11:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I found you a very knowledge packed article that may help you. Kind of technical, but explains a lot.

Men's Health/Pancreatitis
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
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Omadague
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   Posted 10/28/2007 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your time and knowledge, although a little concerning,your replies have defently shed some light on the subject for me.
One more thing if i may. Whats the deal with food??? some say low fat/high carbs and others say low fat/low carbs! im absolutly stave'n!lol and i don't know what i can and can't eat to avoid it happening again.
oh n btw for some reason my browser would'nt open that articles link(ill have to try again later) any idea why???

tangerine bear
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   Posted 10/28/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Omadague,

My best friend had an extremely severe case of pancreatitis, and hers did lead to type 2 diabetes. She cannot drink any alcohol at all now. I haven't heard of this being caused by dental surgery, but I will certainly be careful myself if I ever have to have that. As far as diet, if you are worrying about possible diabetes, reduced carbs is best. You absolutely have to count your carbs! Some here eat very little carbs... some have more, but I try to stay within 1 to 2 (15 g) servings per meal at most. Absolutely NO potatoes, white rice, or regular pasta, which are all staples of the low fat diets. You should probably get a glucometer to start checking your blood sugar. I am new to all of this as well and hope you get this under control soon.

(((Hugs)))

Bear


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Omadague
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   Posted 10/29/2007 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
WOW!!!! Quite the opposite of what i expected to hear, do you have any suggestions where i might find a diet guide kinda thing as im not that clued in on the whole low fat/carbs/calories food groups coz i have'nt
had to worry about it before now. You know what, im amazed, you guys have told me more than the "doctor" did in the week i was in hospital. I think this doctor may be one of the doctors mentioned in jeannie143's quote!lol thanx Bear

LanieG
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   Posted 10/29/2007 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Omadague, most people here on the Forum avoid the obvious carbohydrates as Bear said.  This is especially true if you're not taking any medication for diabetes.  No potatoes, white rice, bread, cereal, anything with sugar or flour, honey, etc.  These have a high carb content which drive blood sugar up.  Carbs with more fiber such as whole grain breads, most beans and some fruit may raise your blood sugar but more slowly.  Folks on medication may be ok incorporating them in their diet.  Dr. Richard Bernstein has written 2 books on diabetes care and diet and this is the kind of eating plan he proposes.  In addition, he says that following a low-fat diet is not necessary to lower cholesterol since eating fats do not contribute to high cholesterol.  You have to keep in mind that fats do add calories.  Studies seem to show that here in the States obesity started to rise around the time that the medical profession pushed low-fat diets, which also was based on carbohydrates.  Carbohyrates are what packs on the pounds, drives blood sugar and cholesterol up.  Have you been treated for diabetes?  Are you presently measuring your blood sugar yourself?

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


Omadague
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/29/2007 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lanie, no im not being treated for diabetes nor measuring my blood sugar myself,i dont think its gone quite that far yet.why ive asked about diet and diabetes is i was lead to believe after an bout of pancreaitis like i had, it could soon lead to diabetes with diet being a major contributer to its progression.Does diabetes usually come hand in hand with pancreaitis? Because ive heard that more than once now.Its all quite overwhelming and scarey because ive never really been sick before. Am i just worrying too much??
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