Cystic-Fibrosis-Related Diabetes

Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes (CFRD) is a unique type of diabetes. It is not the same as diabetes in people without CF. The diagnosis and treatment are not exactly the same. People with CF do not make enough insulin.

Insulin resistance is another reason people develop CFRD. Insulin resistance means your body does not use insulin normally.

Insulin is the medication used to treat CFRD. It allows sugars and proteins to move from the blood into the body’s cells. It is used for energy and to build muscle.

Keeping blood glucose levels at a normal or near-normal level helps you gain weight, feel better, have more energy and improve your lung function. It also lowers the risk of problems caused by diabetes.

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