Dear Ms Ahv999
Thanks a lot for your question.
There are different types of diabetes namely type1 , type 2 and secondary diabetes
. Secondary diabetes as the name indicates is secondary to "something" and it causes 1-2% of all diabetes. Pancreatitis
is the most common cause for secondary diabetes. It is important to know the reason for his pancreatitis to see the course of his pancreatitis. Further if he is over weight he could have insulin resistance
and that could cause type 2 diabetes. Lot of times type 2 diabetes and secondary diabetes overlap and it is hard to distinguish the latter.
So at this point he should continue with his insulin and his insulin requirements has to be titrated based on his blood sugar. Goal BG is 80-120 ( before food) and 140-160 2 hr after he eats. So accordingly insulin can be adjusted. He should continue healthy diet and exercise ( if he is overweight
). Insulin antibodies can help differentiate type 1 and 2 diabetes and the same can be done.
Please follow up with your endocrinologist
Thanks for your question
Dr Sruti Chandrasekaran