Nutritional Status of CF Children Linked to Teenage-onset Diabetes

Nutritional Status of CF Children Linked to Teenage-onset Diabetes

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Nutritional Status of CF Children Linked to Teenage-onset Diabetes

Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) who gain less than 2.5 kg (or 5.5 lbs) per year between the ages of five and 10 are nine times more likely to develop cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) in adolescence, a new study reports. The findings highlight the need to monitor closely the nutritional status of younger patients to identify those at risk of developing CFRD in their teens. The study, “Nutritional status between 5-10 years is associated with…

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