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Rob226

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Type 1
Hi all. I’m due to have a Whipples Completion Pancreatectomy in a couple of weeks so will be type 1 thereafter.
I’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, just wondered what the best alternatives there are to satisfy the cravings ?Thanks in advance
Rob
 

Kaylz

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If on insulin then you don't really have to avoid it, you just need to learn to carb count and adjust your insulin and the timing of the insulin to stop your BG from spiking too much but if you feel you don't want to do that then dark chocolate isn't too bad if you like it, Aldi do a lovely 85% in a pack of 5 individual bars, Lindt do a lovely 90% but my favourite at the moment is Lidl 95% xx
 

Ralph-YK

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I think when your lost of insulin production is down to an operations, it's not counted as T1; rather T3c. In practice it's the same lack of insulin. (if I've got that right.)
As Kaylz says, it'll be a case of balancing out your food and insulin.
 

Kaylz

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Yes @Ralph-YK you are correct it would be Type 3c but managed the same as a Type 1 hence why I didn't want to correct/mention
xx
 

Drummer

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I have got various artificial sweeteners in granular form which are quite good, though to be honest I am almost 4 years from diagnosis now and do not use them as everything tastes a lot sweeter than it used to . I even contemplated trying some pea icecream in the hot weather. With some salt it tastes more like peanut, apparently.
I have sugar free jellies, can make real custard with eggs cream and vanilla - which can be sweetened to taste - you can add gelatine and water if it is a bit too much for you.
Look up chaffles - which are cheese waffles, and fat head pizza dough which can be baked like pastry as they can be used for sweetened baked goods but are low carb.
 

trophywench

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Think @eggyg got her 3c courtesy of a Whipples. At least they can now tell you all this before they whip out whatever's causing it, because they're confident you'll survive so it is a major step forward, that!

Good luck - we have quite a number of 3cs on the forum these days and they'll all try and help you get on OK afterwards - as the rest of us would anyway, but not with personal experience as they have.

Good luck with it @Rob226.
 

Ljc

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Hello @Rob226 . Welcome to the forum. Unfortunately a lot of the information out there is for people with T2, AndUnfortunately quite a lot of the info for T2 is not that good and certainly does not apply to people who have T 1 or 3C.

I know very little about 3C so I will leave that to others on here who do.

I am an insulin dependent T2 and would like to reassure you that if/when you need insulin, please do not be scared of it.

I know you must be very worried right now, but to be honest Diabetes is a manageable condition once you have the right info for your type.

I wish you a speedy recovery after your op.

Please ask all the questions you need to , we will do our bst to healp.

Please let us know how you get 9n because we do worry.
 
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grovesy

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Think @eggyg got her 3c courtesy of a Whipples. At least they can now tell you all this before they whip out whatever's causing it, because they're confident you'll survive so it is a major step forward, that!

Good luck - we have quite a number of 3cs on the forum these days and they'll all try and help you get on OK afterwards - as the rest of us would anyway, but not with personal experience as they have.

Good luck with it @Rob226.
No her's was a partial pancreatectomy.
 

SB2015

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Welcome to the forum @Rob226 sorry to hear about your forthcoming operation but can reassure you that T1/T3c is a manageable condition.

If you want to do some homework a good book is Think Like A Pancreas, although some of it will make more sense once you have started on your insulin. It is a lot to learn at the start but it does become your new normal life. It takes a bit of organisation and planning day by day, but there is plenty of help available from others on here.

Any questions, just ask.
 

eggyg

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Think @eggyg got her 3c courtesy of a Whipples. At least they can now tell you all this before they whip out whatever's causing it, because they're confident you'll survive so it is a major step forward, that!

Good luck - we have quite a number of 3cs on the forum these days and they'll all try and help you get on OK afterwards - as the rest of us would anyway, but not with personal experience as they have.

Good luck with it @Rob226.
No Jenny I had t’other ‘un! Distal pancreatectomy. Whipple they remove the head, distal is removal of tail and body.
 

eggyg

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No her's was a partial pancreatectomy.
Yes I had distal pancreatectomy, Whipple is removal of head, I had tail and body removed.
 

eggyg

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Hi @Rob226 I didn’t have Whipple which is removal of the head of the pancreas. I had a distal which is removal of the other end! Tail and body, I was told I could possible come round from the op Type 1 diabetic but I didn’t, I didn’t become diabetic for another three years and didn’t need insulin for four years after that. As has been mentioned we are Type 3c, diabetic because of illness or damage to pancreas. In effect we are treat the same as type 1. Being diabetic unfortunately isn’t just about cutting out sweet stuff. What I would do is don’t think about the diabetes yet, get the op over with and recover from that first. Come back to us then and we’ll answer your questions. Good luck. Elaine.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Welcome to the forum @Rob226

And glad you have joined our happy band

How does chocolate and cake work with 3c @eggyg? I know that my T1 will occasionally be quite accomodating if I am careful with the dose and give the insulin just the right amount of headstart and/or go for a walk with the ‘insulin on board’ afterwards (though it’s always a bit of a risk tbh)... but I’m not sure how higher fat foods behave with 3c and creon and whether that adds extra complexity?
 
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