Type 2 Diabetes is sometimes misdiagnosed as Pancreatitis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Pancreatitis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Type 2 Diabetes.

There is no cure for type 2 diabetes, but treatments are mainly focused on managing the condition and keeping blood sugar levels normal. Treatment options including eating healthy, being physically active and maintain a healthy weight, taking oral medications, and taking insulin. Very high levels of sugar in the blood can cause life threatening emergency conditions. Also, long term diabetes can cause heart problems. Diagnosis is done through blood tests that measure the sugar level in the blood. The tests can be random or fasting blood sugar tests. Another test is the glucose tolerance test.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Fatigue, excessive thirst, frequent urination, slow healing cuts, feeling hungry

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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