Dealing with Insulinoma

A morning tour which brought on a hypo
Photo by Gabriel Ramos
D-day at the Cromwell Hospital in London
Bonaparte my 46-year-old Bonsai tree
Family time in Northern Ireland with my mum and 94 year old Granny
  1. Educate yourself on the illness so you can have more informed conversations with your consultants.
  2. Join the Facebook group to ask questions, get support and help others. Remember the group is full of fellow sufferers and their families. They can’t diagnose or give medical advice on results or scans.
  3. Don’t worry if your scan doesn’t find the Insulinoma — this is quite common. They will conduct other tests to help locate it.
  4. Record your blood glucose at home and collect evidence of your condition for the doctors and consultants.
  5. If you can, take another person with you to your appointments. They will pick up on things you might have missed — and take notes of what the experts are telling you.
  6. Ask questions at every step and don’t be afraid to question your treatment plan.
  7. Once in recovery take it easy and listen to your body. Don’t expect to be doing housework or 10K runs. Enjoy the time out and let your body heal itself.
  8. Keep positive as having that outlook will speed up your recovery.



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Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts

Work in travel tech. A fan of applying disruptive thinking to age old problems. Passions include writing, reading, ski touring and travel. Opinions are mine.