Can Cystic Fibrosis Cause Diabetes?

Q:
Can cystic fibrosis cause diabetes?

A:
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes secretions, like mucus or digestive juices, in the body to become thick and sticky. Then the secretions may block tubes and passageways throughout the body, especially in the lungs and pancreas.

Cystic fibrosis can affect respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems and have some complications.

Diabetes is a common complication of cystic fibrosis. In general, about 30% of patients with cystic fibrosis will develop diabetes. Most patients get diabetes by age 30.

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