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Diabetes was posted 01/07/2017 05:27 pm by Anonymous
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I think you are creating your own worries, and not speaking from medical knowledge. You are not going to 'burn out our pancreas' with metformin and Levemir, and modest diet/exercise changes. There are not unique treatment paths for diabetes after whipple. Yes, they will use similar medications used by other diabetics. There isn't a proven/fancy/alternative treatment program. I think you need to talk this through with a doctor you respect/trust. Just get a second opinion, or change doctors if you feel your current one isn't answering your questions. That's ok.

Make an appointment with a Hopkins doctor, as you are so fortunate to live close to them.

BTW - just because the etiology of our diabetes has a different 'name'/abbreviation, doesn't mean it is truly a different disease. In fact, it IS similar in some aspects to TYPE 1 (but not as bad) and to TYPE 2 (but a bit worse). Don't get hung up on the name.

This is not complicated for an endocrinologist.



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