Low VIP Hormone May Contribute to Early CF-related Diabetes

Low VIP Hormone May Contribute to Early CF-related Diabetes

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Low VIP Hormone May Contribute to Early CF-related Diabetes

Reduced levels of the VIP hormone in the pancreas due to low nerve supply may contribute to the development of early diabetes in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), a study in mice suggests. The study, “VIP reduction in the pancreas of F508del homozygous CF mice and early signs of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD),” was published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. A unique type of diabetes — referred to as cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD)…

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