My diagnosis story is different than most. I had a total pancreatectomy in 2/2017 and had my entire pancreas, spleen, gall bladder, duodenum, and lower stomach removed. I am considered to be a type 3c (pancreatogenic) diabetic. My diabetes is treated very similar to type 1, since type 1 involves insulin dependence. Without a pancreas, I face insulin dependence and resistance and even brittleness at times due to missing the alpha cells the pancreas would use to produce glucagon.
I have faced a lot of health issues, but I stay optimistic and persevere through the battles I take on each day. I have found a passion for educating others about diabetes and living without a pancreas and using my Instagram as a platform for anyone who wants to listen.
My Health Details:
- Type of Diabetes:Type 1
- Low blood sugar instances per week:6+ Instances
- Daily number of times checking blood sugar:1-3 times/day
- Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Pump