I found one study that could help. It was done in Tiwan, but showed that people with Type 2 are very prone to pancretitis. Here's the link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21577242
If you Google it, you find more recent studies.
Now, you said just the general upper stomach. Usually with GERD, you'll also have what feels like heartburn, and burning up the throat, as well. It feels sort of like you want to throw up. (Both my little sister and myself have it).
I would like to know, where in the abdomen is your pain? (Right or left) because that could help.
I don't know a lot about what to do about this issue. My suggestion is that if you have Type 2, go to the doctor. Get this fixed right away so that you can get better. The pancreas isn't the kind of organ you wanna mess with.
Have you had pancreatitis? If so, does this feel the same? Either way, it would probably be best to have it checked out. Pancreatitis can become chronic and can repeat quite often, especially in diabetics due to already having disease in pancreatic cells. Give your doc a call. If pain, nausea, etc gets severe, go to ER... Better safe than sorry! Good luck!
I have had pancreatitis before and this does feel very similar. Fortunately, this time it went away but pancreatitis is extremely painful and doesn't go away. I was kept in the hospital for 7 days, no food, no water, intravenous fluids and strong pain medication every 2 to 4 hours as needed! I NEVER want to experience that again but I can't help but fear that I will. My pancreas was damaged by both the diabetes and by the pancreatitis so my chances are high of having this reoccur.
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions from last week.
Thank you for your help with my question. The pain was on the right side of my upper abdomen and it did go away after a couple of days. I had pancreatitis once before about 2 years ago and this felt very much the same. The only way to be sure is to have a catscan w/contrast. I hope and pray I never get that again. It is extremely painful. I was in hospital for 7 days with no food or water, just intervenous fluids and pain medication (dilauda)! I get so scared when I think I feel it coming back!
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.