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chances of diabetes after a severe attack of acute pacreatitis

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Hey guys, I am 16, I'm from England. And this time last month, i had a really severe attack of acute pancreatitis due to gallstones, and was in intensive care and everything - it nearly took my life. But I'm alive and wellish now, and i've had a laproscopic cholecystomy so it shouldn't happen again (touch wood!)My surgeon told me i am at a high risk of getting type 1 diabetes in the future, so i was wondering if anybody knew my statistical chances are of getting it and if there is anyone in a similar position to me, I would love to talk to you and exchange stories.
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replied December 22nd, 2013

Congrats on your recovery!

I would love to learn more about what you been through as I am going through this right now with a friend. I think he's dying because his kidneys failed. Please if you can help, I would appreciate your share of experiences.
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replied January 20th, 2017
I too, developed acute pancreatitis due to small gall stones. I was 25 at the time and in my first trimester of pregnancy. Nothing could be done about the gall stones at that time but after the delivery of my daughter I was a Type 1 diabetic. I have been insulin dependent for over 40 years and a recent CT scan indicated that my pancreas has atrophied and is shrunken. I am now on Creon, an enzyme replacement therapy, and will be for the rest of my life. The enzymes are crazy expensive and the side effects are difficult. I know that I can't digest food without them and, without this drug, food goes through my system in about 15 minutes. I don't think diabetes is the worst that you can expect after a bout with pancreatitis. Good luck!
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