The Link Between Diabetes and Pancreatitis


Correlation and causation of both diabetes and pancreatitis have stumped medical professionals for decades. These two seemingly similar conditions can be unpredictable in how they affect the body and interact with one another. Yet, countless studies and statistics show a relationship between diabetes and pancreatitis. And now, with the help of genetic testing, we’re closer […]

How Does Diabetes Increase Risk for Pancreatitis?

For the average person, the chance of getting acute pancreatitis is between 5 and 35 in 100,000 per year. The chance of chronic pancreatitis is between 5 and 12 in 100,000 per year.  Relative to people without diabetes, people with diabetes have a 1.74-fold increased risk of acute pancreatitis, and 1.4-fold increased risk for chronic […]

Chronic Pancreatitis and Diabetes

25-80% of people with chronic pancreatitis will develop diabetes due to their condition. The specific diabetes is called type 3c diabetes, otherwise known as pancreatogenic diabetes.