I am searching for people that have had a similar journey to mine. I am 69 years old and have T1D due to pancreatitus. I am new to T1D but at a very late age, not like many of you who were diagnosed earlier in life as a child or young adult.
In Nov 2016 I was diagnosed with T1D due to a severe pancreatitus attack. I no long have a functioning pancreas and am taking heavy doses of Creon as a digestive enzyme that my pancreas no longer produces. Also, I no longer produce any insulin and am taking Lantus and Novalog.
I have been struggling with low BG and been hospitalized a few times. I feel so alone. I wonder if the Creon negatively affects the utilization of the insulin. For whatever reason, my Gastro-Interologist and Endocrinologist have not been able to give me any clear answer to this question. Does anyone out there have similar circumstances?
Prior to my pancreatitus attack I lead a very active, healthy life. I do believe my healthy lifestyle helped me in my recovery. The adjustments to my physical activity are over-whelming and often depresses me.
I would love to hear from you