How Does Cystic Fibrosis Affect the Pancreas?

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Cystic fibrosis is a genetically inherited disease that affects the lungs, stomach, liver, and pancreas. But what does the pancreas do and how does cystic fibrosis affect it?

Read how scientists in Northern Ireland are leading a global study on CF-related diabetes.

In this brief and easy to understand Cystic Fibrosis Trust UK video, the function of the pancreas and how CF interferes with its normal role is explained. Using simple animation, the film demonstrates how pancreatic insufficiency occurs and why people with CF can develop a certain type of diabetes.

Read this 2015 report about how researchers use new methods to predict pancreatic damage in CF patients.

 

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