Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes

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What is cystic fibrosis-related diabetes?

Cystic fibrosis related diabetes is common. Insulin deficiency develops due to build up of thick secretions in the pancreas which damages hormone producing cells. Insulin resistance also develops due to chronic infections, high levels of cortisol due to stress and frequent use of corticosteroids.

Common symptoms reported by people with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Humalog)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Humalog)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cystic fibrosis-related diabetes on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 56
30s 47
40s 14
50s 16
60s 8
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 48
20-29 years 19
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 107
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from cystic fibrosis-related diabetes patients who have completed their condition history
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