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

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.

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.