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A 46-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for a type 1 diabetic to have high/low swings in sugar levels 5mos after liver resection?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Brittle: Type 1 insulin dependent diabetes is often brittle with swings in blood sugars at times without rhyme or reason. The liver does play an important role in glucose metabolism, but I doubt that partial resection of the liver is a major cause of the blood sugar swings. A diabetologist or endocrinologist is better qualified to answer your question. Addition of some of the newer diabetic meds may help.
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