From: "Sarah Nothelfer"
Date: 2003-03-11 02:20:24 UTC
Subject: glucose levels after part of pancreas removed
Hi. My ferret just had surgery for insulinoma. He had many tumors and part of his pancreas was removed. Will this alter his glucose levels? I had his glucose rechecked after surgery. He had eaten about an hour earlier (vet didn't want a fasting) and his glucose was 80. The vet said that was ok but I was concerned. I just bought a Freestyle monitor and after 6 hours of fasting, his glucose was 50. So, does having less pancreas alter levels of glucose? Or should I be looking at putting him on meds? I'm using my "back-up" vet right now and this vet doesn't know anything about meds for insulinoma. So, I may have to find yet another vet. Thanks.
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