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Yes, what's unusual about my situation (Type 3C) compared to people with
Types 1 & 2 diabetes is that the majority of my pancreases was removed during
surgery. Remaining Beta cells I'd like to keep for as long as possible.
Chief fear is diabetes medications & treatment plans meant for Types 1 & 2,
and recommended by my current endocrinologist, will burn out remaining
pancreatic function by making my pancreases work harder to lower blood sugar.
Surgeon years ago didn't recommend a specialist at Hopkins or locally,
saying that primary care doctor could manage my diabetes. Indeed that
happened until practice was sold. Problem is, with age (and slacking off?),
my A1C has gone up. I'm now on Levemir as prescribed by endocrinologist.
What to do? Cut out all but low or no carb foods & increase exercise seems
my only option, results of which to date have been good. Yet I'll try to get
a second opinion from a Hopkins endocrenologist although recent diabetes
education at Hopkins didn't focus at all on Type3C treatment. Thanks for
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