How do other illnesses affect me when I have pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis can affect your body's predisposition to developing other illnesses. Diabetes may develop from pancreatitis because the digestive enzymes that build up in the pancreas can harm the insulin-producing cells that help your body process sugar. Pancreatitis can also increase your likelihood of developing pancreatic cancer if there is unrelieved inflammation of the tissue and cells in the pancreas.

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