So as I was adding my D-day story to Patricks discussion, I was reminded of what happened about a month before I was diagnosed. I wanted to share it because I have seen a few posts in the discussion where some folks have absolutely no family history of T1 anywhere.
I had been experiencing some pretty severe digestive problems. Like I lived in the bathroom. I thought it was a virus and was not concerned. This went on for a few days and finally I went to the hospital after work one night because I couldn't take it. I had a bad case of pancreatitis, a bladder infection, and a UTI. I was admitted for 6 days and put on IV cipro. Upon discharge I was given a bland diet order and basically sent on my way.
Luky me. I was 22, and after a few weeks I discared the diet for the most part. I was not a huge drinker but I drank like any other normal 22 year old. Apparently binge drinking ( I guess I had at some points, who doesn't ) can cause damage to the pancreas.
6 weeks later was my D-day.
Has anyone else had a DX of pancreatitis before the diabetes DX? just curious.