Cystic Fibrosis |

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting about 30,000 people in the U.S. alone. People with CF produce very sticky, thick mucas which affect the cell function of the lungs, pancreas, intestines and reporductive organs. This mucas blocks the flow of insulin (enzymes) into the intestines, which inturn prevents proper digestion of food, this often leads to Type 2 diabetes. Infact over 40% of the individuals with CF, ages 30 and up, have developed Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD).

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