Study says removal of pancreas can help in controlling diabetes

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The researchers from the Mayo Clinic have discovered that after the removal of the entire pancreas, the patients can manage their diabetes. The symptom...

The researchers from the Mayo Clinic have discovered that after the removal of the entire pancreas, the patients can manage their diabetes.

The symptoms for diabetes are hunger and weight loss, but with the diagnosis of this disease it can sometimes become difficult to manage.

Prior to the procedure, the patients were found to have cancer or precancerous cysts in the pancreas. The researchers’ focused their attention on looking at how the patients could control their diabetes following the surgeries that will take out their entire pancreas.

The study was recently featured in the journal HPB Surgery. The study believes that findings show that removing the entire pancreas has effective and safe results.

In the study, a total of 14 patients participated and the researchers looked at the control of insulin for over a number of years.

The findings were compared with 100 people with type 1 diabetes who utilized insulin replacements. Both the groups displayed little difficulty in managing blood sugar but no complications took place.  

According to Dr. Michael Wallace, Chair of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic, “What we have show here is that, due to wonderful recent improvements in insulin therapy, patients with a pancreas can control their blood sugar as effectively as type 1 diabetes patients can.”

On the whole, the findings reflect the experiences of the patients who are at the Mayo Clinic.

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