Why Does Diabetes Cause Diarrhea?

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Common Disorders Of The Pancreas

There are a variety of disorders of the pancreas including acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. The evaluation of pancreatic diseases can be difficult due to the inaccessibility of the pancreas. There are multiple methods to evaluate the pancreas. Initial tests of the pancreas include a physical examination, which is difficult since the pancreas is deep in the abdomen near the spine. Blood tests are often helpful in determining whether the pancreas is involved in a specific symptom but may be misleading. The best radiographic tests to evaluate the structure of the pancreas include CAT (computed tomography) scan, endoscopic ultrasound, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Tests to evaluate the pancreatic ducts include ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) and MRCP(magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography). There are also instances in which surgical exploration is the only way to confirm the diagnosis of pancreatic disease. Acute Pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis is a sudden attack causing inflammation of the pancreas and is usually associated with severe upper abdominal pain. The pain may be severe and last sever Continue reading >>

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  1. NurseNoelle

    (if you are poop-a-phobic, you should probably stop reading now)
    I have been on Amaryl for the past year, & my PCP recently added Metformin (1000 mg twice daily) to my medication regimen. I know the diarrhea doesn't ever go away-- but does it at least chill out a bit?? I have only been taking it for a few days, & I'm in the bathroom 5-10 times per day! I had to make my little girl leave a friend's birthday early today (before they had even served cake-- she was devastated) because I HAD to go home & use the bathroom. I could not have subjected someone else's toilet to that level of colonic catastrophe-- it just wouldn't have been right! Lol
    Does it ever get better??

  2. blufloyd

    It goes away. You learn one way or the other to cut your carb intake. If you keep up a high carb level it will hang around at some level. I also found that ibuprofen and metformin weren't a good mix for me. Try no carbing for a couple days. Also cut back to 1000 once a day for a bit. Jumping in at high level of use is not good either. Not a doctor just a user.

  3. Deano

    When I was first dx,my endo had me on Metformin er 2000 mg and Glimepiride 1mg daily. I has such
    diarrhea that I told my endo after about a month. He then lower my dose of metformin er to 1000 mg
    daily and inceased my Glimepiride to 2mg daily. That fixed my bathroom problem right a way.

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