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Q: Diet to control pancreatitis and diabetes?

I had acute pancreatitis recently, and in the hospital they said it was caused by the metformin I take for my diabetes. They took me off that medication and said that I should just use diet to control my diabetes. How do I bring my blood sugar down with diet?

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Amy Tudor, Editor
7/ 5/14 7:50pm

Hi Walter,


I'm not a doctor, but from what you're describing, it sounds like you suffered a bout of metformin-induced acute pancreatitis, which can be a dangerous condition. This would explain why your doctors took you off this medication and suggested you control your blood sugar with diet alone. Here are some links from our site that can help you make decisions about diet and your diabetes, though you'll of course want to work closely with your doctor to find the right balance for your body.


Diabetes and Carbohydrate Consumption

Top 8 Low-Carb Mistakes

Meals for Diabetics


Best of luck to you!

Missy, Community Member
7/12/11 9:05pm

Get another opinion!!!! Never heard of acute pancreatitis being caused by metforman.  Most of the time they find it in people that drink excessively.  But in rare cases this is not the case.  My dad suffers from the same and it has caused him to get pancreaous cancer.  So please get another opinion by a specailist.  And he doesn't even drink that is what had his doctors puzzled.













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By walter, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/22/14, First Published: 11/21/10