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What other conditions are found in people with pancreatitis?

People with pancreatitis are often found to have other conditions. Diabetes and pancreatic cancer are two conditions that may result from pancreatitis. Due to damage from the build up of digestive enzymes, the pancreas can become permanently inflamed, greatly increasing your likelihood of pancreatic cancer. The digestive enzymes activating inside the pancreas can also damage insulin-producing cells, which help regulate the sugar in your body, bringing about the onset of diabetes in people with pancreatitis.

Cystic fibrosis and autoimmune disease are conditions found in people at the time they become affected by pancreatitis. Both of these conditions are thought to increase your likelihood of having pancreatitis. Cystic fibrosis is the most common hereditary illness associated with pancreatitis.

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