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Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« on: May 14, 2014, 09:47:40 AM »
For about a year I've been working myself into a tizzy over PC concerns. I've had 2 full blood tests and a urinalysis. Everything is perfect except blood sugar was 102 (I had eaten some sweets about 7 hours before the test). Last sugar was only 92; wondering if I need to buy a meter or just chalk it down to my HA and do follow up in August.  Of all the tests to be wrong it had to be my sugar! Pls help.
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 10:38:39 AM »
Is it not a normal level ?
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2014, 02:42:46 PM »
Ok I know lots and lots about PC. You do not have it.

diabetes without an obvious cause, (diet, lack of exercise, genetics)  is a concern and can be linked to PC. However your fasting numbers would be well over 120 (normal random is 140) fasting is under 100. But 102 fasting is nothing to worry about, especially with PC. Try asking this question on the diabetes forum and they will all tell you the same thing.

You do not have new onset diabetes which is associated with PC or chronic pancreatitis. New onset comes on fast and strong. I wouldnt worry about the 102.

If you're that concerned about your blood sugars, go buy yourself a meter or ask your doc to get one for you for free. I did this and found out my trigger foods, modifeid my diet and now my numbers are perfect, even a1c.

Also not sure about your lifestyle as far as diet and exercise go, or your weight.
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2014, 04:08:27 PM »
God bless you! That is precisely what I needed to hear, especially coming from someone who knows about PC.  I need a friggin labotomy...lm my own worst enemy.
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014, 05:12:55 PM »
***** Yahoo2000:
thanks for your answer. I am super scared of PC (have fluctuating lipase) and read this recent articles about new onset of diabetes and PC.
My fasting blood sugar was at 1.05 (which is considered pre-diabetic in the US) last week and my A1C at 5.
Today I was so scared that I bought a meter this afternoon (100 $ here in France). I measured it before dinner and it was at 0.98.Three hours after having a bagel (with meat and dressing) and a Mars bar it was at 1.08.
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 08:48:26 PM »
***** Yahoo2000:
thanks for your answer. I am super scared of PC (have fluctuating lipase) and read this recent articles about new onset of diabetes and PC.
My fasting blood sugar was at 1.05 (which is considered pre-diabetic in the US) last week and my A1C at 5.
Today I was so scared that I bought a meter this afternoon (100 $ here in France). I measured it before dinner and it was at 0.98.Three hours after having a bagel (with meat and dressing) and a Mars bar it was at 1.08.

Your A1C is 5% and after eating a bagel (super high carb) and your numbers are only 108. I know diabetics that will kill for those type of numbers.

Prediabetes can be easily reversed. I have personally seen many diabetics "cured" to the degree of not needing any medication after dropping all refined carbohydrates from their diet.

However I have a family history of diabetes so I have to keep a close eye on everything. I'm only 6'0 around 170lbs, slim to some degree. I was labeled as pre-diabetic when my A1C was 5.9% around 6 years ago. I went on low carb diet, stop the sodas and exercised 3x a week. Now my numbers are perfect. A1C of 5.2%. I managed to keep my weight on by lifting weights and focusing on good fats and upping my protein intake.
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 08:59:57 PM »
***** Yahoo2000:
thanks for your answer. I am super scared of PC (have fluctuating lipase)



Dude stop worrying about PC.  Never mind the measly lipase score you had of 70. Try 1700 with no explanation (no pain, no nausea, etc...)

I went to USC, UCLA pancreas centers, Even flew to U of M to have a consultation with the best pancreas specialist in the world. I complained about my fluctuating lipase (these guys seen thousands of lipase readings in their lifetime) and they all pretty much assured me that we're not all the same. 1 out of 20 healthy persons will have an elevated number consistently. He said one of his patients was a young girl who was completely asymptomatic and her lipase were off the chart, she was only 4 at the time. Now she's 20, healthy and strong than ever. No sign of pancreatic disease, even with the gold standard EUS. Elevated lipase without symptoms usually is just a benign finding.

Once you get the MRI just forget about worrying about PC, especially off a lipase test.

 
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 10:20:31 AM »
Thanks for your reply. It is just that the blood sugar + lipase make me feel like I have something bad growing in my pancreas.
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 10:24:40 AM »
Bought myself a glucose monitor. After 8 hours fasting it was 93.  Good suggestion--Very glad I did it
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 10:51:42 AM »
Well I bought one.
This morning I hot 1,03 0,99 and 0,93 (three different tests within 10 minutes !). And so even more scared ....
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2014, 05:02:48 PM »
None of those numbers are bad.
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2014, 11:07:06 AM »
Thanks for your answer.
I used my last strip two days ago 4 or 5 hours after lunch.
There is an indicator on the strip for the amount of blood but it did not turn red. Still the device measured something at 66, which is pretty low.
I am now convinced I have impaired glucose tolerance (spikes in blood followed by kind of hypoglycemia). Because my A1C was at 5. Together with my fluctuating lipase, I think now I have a microsopic tumor in my PC, which will not be visible on the MRI but will develop in a few years. Sooooo scared.
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 08:33:58 AM »
Nobody :-(
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2014, 09:33:21 AM »
Relax. A micro tumor undetectable to MRI would not be large enough to affect your levels of lipase, insulin, or other enzymes. And as already pointed out, your numbers are not of any real concern.
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Re: Pancreas fears and blood sugar
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2014, 11:04:46 AM »
Thanks  for the reply. But  I am still super scared.
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