I have been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis, with this I also have diabetes. In the beginning I went from about 250lbs to about 148lbs in less than a year. I had no energy and was sick all of the time. Just getting out of bed in the morning took everything I had.
My Doctor tested my A1c and it was so high that it would not register. So I started with pills and insulin to try to get this under control.
I was going to my doctor several times a month and each time I was down about 5lbs and she was getting worried over the weight loss and the fact my blood sugar was getting worse.
So she recommended that I go to a Gastro doctor and after several test it was determined that my pancreas does not work. I was to the point that I would not eat at all because it make me sick to eat and there was a lot of pain due to this condition.
After all the test and the diagnoses they were able to get me on some meds to help me digest food and get the nutrition from the food I ate.
Not to drag this out to long the end result is I have to take very expensive pills to be able to digest food, I take 2 different pills for diabetes, and 2 different insulins.
It was a rough year last year but I made it though it and as of today I got my A1C down to 8.1 and my weight is back to 187lbs.
I now have the energy to work and do other activities.
The only problem I have now is I get very tired of all the pills and shots I have to take daily. There are days that I just won't take them because of this. How do I get over this and stay on all the meds I have to take daily? How do you get over the depression of all this?
My life has gotten better but the fact I have to take all these meds every day gets to me.
Any advise would be nice!!!!!!!!
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