Yes Mom- I think you may have hit on it. I have CD in the duodenum as well and have had a series of gall bladder & kindney stones attacking me lately. My lastest gripe is foaming stools if you have been following my posts. Randynoguts suggested to me that the foamy stools could be from lack of pancreatic enzymes. Well if there is inflammation around the ducts or possibly a pancreatic stone (didn't know you could get one there too) that could be affecting my enzymes. I am also hypoglycemic which is low blood sugar. Some say this is a precursor to diabeties. Anyhow I think it would be worth your salt to keep a check on your sugar. Take your readings just prior to eating and again about 20 minutes after your meal and keep a food diary so you can see how the various foods specifically starch & sugar intake are affecting you. If your husband is diabetic you probably already know this. I know the food diary is a pain but it is HUGE in tracking what is exactly going on. Finally, how old is your husbands meter? Is it time for a new one? Talk with a durable medical person at a local pharmacy. A lot of times the manufacturers of the meters will upgrade there meters and offer a trade in program at no cost to you. Worth investigating! Of course this is something your husband will have to do since he is the diabetic patient. Also I realize there is the insurance issue/cost issue of you using his supplies, i.e.; lancets & test strips. But if you could check your sugar for a least a week maybe you could narrow things down a bit. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.