Posted by juliebernal | Filed under Diabetes/Blood Sugar, Total Pancreatectomy & Auto-Islet Cell Transplant (TP/AIT)
Aug. 15, 2011
At almost three months post my auto islet transplant, I received a call from my doctor saying that my blood sugar levels are looking really good and within the next few weeks they want me to try to come off all long acting insulin. Yay! Such great news.
I have been very lucky so far with my outcome of the transplant. My liver is working as my new pancreas. My islet cells (which control blood sugar) are working great. I’m also part of a study, so I’m not sure if the study drug is part of the reseason I’m doing so well, but I sure do feel blessed right now. Currently I take one shot in the morning and I check my blood sugar 4-7 times a day. After I eat, my blood sugars drop back down on there own. At first I was really watching my carb intake, but lately I am able to eat a good amount without it effecting my levels much. I haven’t needed to take my fast acting insulin in over a month.
Let’s see how the next few weeks go…soon I may be off daily insulin. This is big since not everyone has such success. I’ll keep you posted.