Pouchitis and diabetes

I have had a J-pouch since 2005.  I have chronic pouchitis. I believe I am developing diabetes, as I have several of the common symptoms. My family dr. is skeptical, as my blood tests show pre-diabetes only.  But other symptoms (peripheral neuropathy and urination difficulties) are worsening.  Does anyone know if pouchitis makes it more difficult to diagnose diabetes through the usual blood tests ?

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Gary, make sure they re-check the B12 after some time on supplements. If your supplements are oral it’s possible you won’t absorb them adequately, and will need injectable B12.

As for the urination difficulties, how is your prostate? Some urination difficulties are very common in men as the years proceed.

As Scott says; B12 is really important as it aids many of the processes in the human body. It's surprising how easy it is for Health Care Professionals to miss low levels of B12, D3 etc. The body stores quite a bit of B12; but when they make the pouch they remove the bit that absorbs B12.

 

 

 

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