Back in May 2012, I had a whipple surgery. I ended up with chronic pains which are still continuing. My A1C is very high, like 10. I want to exercise but don't know where to start. I'm scared that whatever is left from my pancreas is not working properly, if its working at all. Any suggestions?

Amy Campbell


Your first priority is to find out why you are in pain and what can be done to alleviate it. Let your doctor know right away about this. Your second priority is to talk to your doctor about your A1C results. You don’t mention if you take medicine for your diabetes, but you will very likely need to start medicine (possibly insulin) or increase the dose of the medicine that you’re currently taking. Then, ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes educator who can give you guidance on how to exercise safely with diabetes.

June 28, 2013 at 5:25 am