Diabetes mellitus in cystic fibrosis

Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1999 Dec;28(4):787-800, ix. doi: 10.1016/s0889-8529(05)70102-x.


Glucose intolerance and diabetes are common complications of cystic fibrosis (CF), affecting up to 75% of the adult population. This article discusses the prevalence and pathophysiology of glucose tolerance abnormalities in CF, and reviews recent recommendations for diagnosis, screening, and management of CF-related diabetes (CFRD).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / diagnosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus / etiology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / physiopathology
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy
  • Glucose Intolerance
  • Humans