Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
A question about creeping death's post... how do you go on without a pancreas?
My mom had a friend who was born without a pancreas. She didn't live the long life most of us do, but she did live well into her 60s, and had a couple of kids. She was treated as an extremely brittle diabetic, and was receiving insulin shots since her initial diagnosis as an infant.

Unfortunately, her body began to break down the way diabetics bodies tend to do, she just started that process earlier than most diabetics. In her case, it was her vision and her kidneys that went first, and she underwent dialysis. Eventually that didn't work.

But that was a while ago, and medical science always seems to be making progress. Ape hasn't lived his entire life without a pancreas, so hopefully the damage to other organs is minimal.