October 2006 – i had a bile duct obstruction due to stones from my gallbladder overfilling my gallbladder and in the way. The hospital needed to do a procedure called an ERCP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endoscopic_retrograde_cholangiopancreatography).
5% of people getting an ERCP develop Acute Pancreatitis. I developed it. I was in the hospital for 14 days. I also had my gallbladder removed and had to have a drain off of my liver for bile for 3 more months.
Wikipedia acurately explained it as such: Gallstones that travel down the common bile duct and which subsequently get stuck in the Ampulla of Vater can cause obstruction in the outflow of pancreatic juices from the pancreas into the duodenum. The backflow of these digestive juices causes lysis (dissolving) of pancreatic cells and subsequent acute pancreatitis.
Complication of Acute Pancreatitis: Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.
In July of this year, I was diagnosed with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (Surgically Induced Diabetes). I am losing my Beta Islet Cells very quickly. Soon I will have none.
I also have been in renal failure since February of 2006. BEFORE the diabetes.
I never had a high blood sugar until the ERCP/Gallbladder Surgery.
My treatment is the same as a Type 1 diabetic.