Can Cystic Fibrosis Cause Diabetes?

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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. Keywords: cystic fibrosis diabetes
What are some ways you can detect cystic fibrosis before birth
Prenatal diagnostic tests include chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis. CVS can be performed between 10 weeks and 13 weeks of pregnancy. Amniocentesis usually is done between 15 weeks and 20 weeks of pregnancy, but it also can be done up until you have the baby. The samples can be sent for genetic testing for cystic fibrosis. The results of these prenatal tests can tell you with a high degree of certainty whether the fetus has CF or is a CF carrier. They cannot tell you exactly how severe or mild the disease will be if the fetus has the disorder.