Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
diabetes cause of chrons
Can Diabetes be a cause for Chrons, and how can I get enough protein.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
NO----SIMPLE ANSWER!!!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Hi Sharon,

as far as is currently known, diabetes is not a cause for Crohn's, which is an auto-immune system malfunction of the small intestine, and/or the large colon.  Diabetes is quite different, in that it is caused by the pancreas.  Interestingly though, I was diagnosed with pancreatic insufficiency (not diabetes) last September when a CT scan showed an abnormality on the tail of my pancreas.  I was prescribed Creon enzymes to take with each meal (and snacks) and was advised I will need them forever. I have had Crohn's for 40 yrs (dx when I was 25 yrs) and my doctors say the pancreatic insufficiency is a rare complication of Crohn's. Additionally my late mother was dx with type 2 diabetes when she was 59 yrs old.Go figure?

I just don't know what to think, except I have an excellent gastroenterologist, who has recently become the lead gastro into a study on the costs/effectiveness of treatment as in-patient or out-patient, of the biologic drugs for Crohn's (Infliximab, Humira) which I started last July, so at least he is current with all new drugs. and....I trust him implicitly.

Protein? I have always had to follow a high protein, high carb, low fibre diet, so I tend to eat very little red meat, but lots of fish, chicken and game. I occasionally have calves' liver, because I like it, and it has a lot of iron.  Of course, I also eat good cheese (not cheap cheddar) but am staying clear of eggs at present as I think they may be the cause of my morning diarrhea, if I have one for breakfast. I don't eat any cereal or fibrous vegetables. I have seen many hospital nutritionists as I am frequently very underweight, but they really can't offer any more advice on what to eat than I am eating now.

Let me know if you have any further questions and I will be happy to help if I can.

Take care,
Liz.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis Community Resources