Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes Research

Cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD) is a complex condition that adds additional medical burden to individuals with CF. Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are conducting a number of research studies to better understand the disease and why it develops.

Our goal is to:

  • Improve screening and find the best methods for detecting the disease
  • Prevent or slow the progression of CFRD
  • Better define when treatment of insulin deficiency should begin

Current research efforts include:

  • A study related to the screening of children with CFRD
  • Research designed to improve our understanding of how and why diabetes develops in children with cystic fibrosis
  • A study looking at how high blood sugars and insulin deficiency may affect pulmonary (lung) function, nutritional status, and muscle mass and strength in children with cystic fibrosis

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Why Choose CHOP for CF Care

The Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited for care, teaching and research by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Your Child's CF Center Visit

During each visit to the Cystic Fibrosis Center, your child may see a number of multidisciplinary experts. Learn about the care they provide.