Increased Risk of Diabetes After Acute Pancreatitis

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Patients have an increased risk of developing prediabetes or diabetes mellitus after being treated for acute pancreatitis, according to a study published in the journal Gut.  Researchers reviewed a total of 24 studies involving 1102 patients and found that 37% of patients developed either prediabetes or diabetes mellitus after their first episode of acute pancreatitis. A greater than twofold increase in risk was observed 5 years after the initial episode.  More studies will need to be conducted to find strategies to reduce the risk of diabetes mellitus development after acute pancreatitis.

Increased Risk of Diabetes After Acute Pancreatitis
Increased Risk of Diabetes After Acute Pancreatitis
Background Diabetes mellitus (DM) is common in the general population and it poses a heavy burden to society in the form of long-term disability, healthcare use and costs. The pancreas is a key player in glucose homeostasis, but the occurrence of newly diagnosed DM after acute pancreatitis (AP), ...

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