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.