Fat malabsorption

Hi I'm 21 years old and I've been a diabetic since I was 8.  I was just recently diagnosed with fat malabsorption.  They concluded that it's not celiac and they have me on pancreatic enzymes.  Anyone else have this?  Any advice/suggestions?

HI!  Would you mind sharing more about this?  I have never heard of this .....what were your symptoms?  How is it treated?  Thanks!

I'm pretty thin to begin with and I was starting to lose weight.  I could see it and every one else could too.  I wanna say I lost about 10lbs.  My endocrinologist had me recorded that I was 110lbs and then I was 103lbs and she didn't think it was a big deal....when I wasn't trying to lose weight in the first place.  My mom took me to a gastro doctor and all my blood work came back fine and the only thing they found was malabsorption of fat in my stool.  So my body was starving in a sense.  They started me on pancreatic enyzmes to help break down the fat called Creon and now we're seeing if that's going to help.  In the meantime I went for an endoscopy and they biopsed my small intestine to see if I have Celiac Disease and that came back negative.  So right now I guess we're just seeing if the enzymes are helping and they want to make sure I don't lose any more weight.

I hope they have things figured out for you.....I hope you don't lose anymore weight!  Thanks for explaining....

I tested negative for Celiac, and my GI doc also mentioned this. Sadly, my fat seems to be absorbed quite fine, so she never did the stool testing. She seemed to imply, if I had it, it was very easy to treat w/ that enzyme. Did you GI dr say the same?

even with PERT (pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy) you might still need to supplement your fat-soluble vitamins (vit A,D,E,K). these vitamins are stored in the body, so if you have been having fat malabsorption, you might be low on these and need to stock up. your doc can do a simple blood test to see how you are doing.

yeah pretty much

 sorry this was suppose to be added to Sarah's post