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Do those with asplenia have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

Do those with asplenia have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes? I am a 70 year old female whose diet and exercise regimens are excellent [food sensitivities to gluten , dairy, eggs , clams, no sugar: lean protein and low carb vegies along with raw nuts , avocado , olives, and only olive oil] 50 minutes eliptical 6 days/week plus 3 days/wk weight training. Recent results: HA1c = 6.1 and Avg Glucose = 128 Hormone Ratio test results due tomorrow Splenectomy and division of superior border of pancreas due to trauma performed in 2003.
Asked On : Sun, 5 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Diabetes occurs only when beta cells in pancreas are lost.
Occurrence of diabetes is not related with asplenia.
Although you have lost superior border of pancreas bur your HbA1c indicates that you are not suffering from diabetes.
You should follow your diet chart as menioned by you.
Best regards,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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