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Can Someone With Diabetes Donate Their Pancreas
I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease (pancrelipase) sits.
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
No: However bacon is a poor quality food with a lot of fat and pork. ...Read more
Pancreas transplant: A pancreas transplant is usually only done when you are having another transplant, like a kidney. With any transplant, you have to take powerful anti-rejection drugs, and that causes complications. Even in the setting of combined pancreas/kidney transplant, the new pancreas does not always function well, and you may still need insulin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother, aged around 5, has diabetes. I want to know that can pancreas be replaced in his case?
Is it possible that i give him at least a little bit of my pancreas so he can have a healthy pancreas again and no more diabetes?
Basically no...: A. For you, risk too high for serious complications from the surgery, and amount obtained would not reverse his diabetes b. Patients must confirm to current criteria- frequent low sugars or terrible complications pancreas/islet cell transplants are being done only from patients who've died-eg: trauma and donate organs other techniques being evaluated- stem cells in medical research centers. ...Read more
Bacon: The simple answer is NO! That said you must pay a lot of attention to your blood sugar and make appropriate choices for the food you take and the physical activity you do. Check your blood sugar at least once a day - alternate breakfast reading on day 1 and at bedtime on day 2., etc. Also go on-line and look up "NuVal". It will help you with your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes ; pancreas: In type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune condition destroys the Insulin producing b-cells of the pancreas (the rest of the pancreas is ok). In type 2, the primary problem is Insulin resistance: initially high Insulin but the b-cells can't keep up so blood glucose elevates though you are making some insulin, but not enough. Repeated bouts of pancreatitis can damage the whole pancreas and cause diabetes. ...Read more
Artificial pancreas : The artificial pancreas is a continuous glucometer that communicates with an Insulin pump. They exist but are not fda approved due to issues with hypoglycemia, but will likely be the future of Insulin care. Pancreas transplantation is currently the most reliable way to achieve optimized glycemic control at the price of a large operation and lifelong immunosuppression. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What to do if I have to make a 3d model of something representing diabetes affecting the body or pancreas. help please?
C'mon!: Hi. Do your own homework! How are you gonna learn if we do it for you. Read, think, and come up with an idea! You can do it! ...Read more
It takes: Will-power and initiative to break bad habits. I don't know what's wrong with your pancreas, so can't tell you how to heal it -- but if your problems are increasing blood sugar, the treatment is diet, exercise and weight loss to help prevent diabetes and give your body a chance to help your pancreas if it can. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
If type 2 diabetes means your pancreas has burned out, does it stay burned out if you lose lots of weight?
Yes: Unfortunately you can't reverse your diabetes. The pancreas will not heal itself. However, weight loss and exercise makes you more sensitive to your insulin. So if you are taking insulin, or your body is still making any insulin... Exercise and weight loss will make that Insulin work better in your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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