Hello again. Yes, I think sometimes too much information isn't a good thing even though it doesn't seem to stop me from using Google looking for answers! I suppose we have to consider all this information wisely and not jump to too many hasty conclusions.
Most of what I've read says the pancreas itself doesn't rejuvenate as the liver does, but how surgery affects how the pancreas functions depends on how much of the pancreas was taken. Insulin production is made by the beta cells (although there are also delta cells involved and I really don't understand this...) and if the beta cells no longer exist or 'burn out', then we have to have insulin injections. Beta cells can burn out when our bodies have a lot of carbs in our system for a long time as the beta cells try to keep up insulin production in order to help bring down the blood sugar. This is the primary reason to eliminate heavy carbs in our diet so the pancreas is not having to work overtime producing insulin.
So, for your question about
the pancreas recovering and increasing insulin production, 'maybe'. I really don't know. There is another aspect you may need to consider: insulin resistance. This is when the pancreas produces insulin but the body doesn't use it effectively, causing elevated or extremely high blood sugar. That's what I'm dealing with and this is why I eat low-carb.
The mind sometimes works against us, too. Years ago I went through anxiety and panic which lead to fears of heart problems and the symptoms of hypoglycemia. It was hard to deal with, fear of fear. Afraid of something being wrong made me more afraid although nothing was wrong at the time - only my fear. It was a cycle that was hard to break and this is why having a good physician is really important, someone who can figure out what's going on.
Here is a website that has a lot of information about
blood sugar and does not make me fearful when I read through it! There is a search box which is also helpful: www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
I'm glad you are asking questions. Maybe we don't have answers but we always listen!
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating