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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and diabetes

    I was only recently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. After being in a hospital for a few days I was discharged and asked to do an MRI as an outpatient. Also, I was asked to follow up with my GP. My GP asked me to do a few blood tests including a glucose blood test. In this test my blood test was positive (empty stomach 7.5 and after 2 hrs 19.5). My GP said that this is really bad and I was told to start diabetes medications immediately. I am still waiting for my MRI scan as the reports are not clear and the radiologist called me to do a retest. My stool is still very smelly and doesn't get flushed off easily.

    How long does it take for the pancreas to heal completely?

    Is it possible that I do not have diabetes and the spike in blood sugar level is because of the pancreas not functioning appropriately?

    Will my blood sugar levels return to normal once the pancreas is back to normal working condition?
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