Pancreatitis and its relationship to diabetes

Background: In recent years, Post-Pancreatitis Diabetes Mellitus (PPDM), also known as type 3 diabetes mellitus, has received a great deal of attention from researchers. PPDM is one of the long-term sequelae of pancreatitis and PPDM is now the second most common cause of new onset diabetes in adults after type T2DM beyond type (T1DM), the aim of this study was to find out the proportion of patients who developed secondary diabetes mellitus as a complication of pancreatitis.

Methods: A cross-sectional study in Damascus hospital, in the department of gastroenterology included 215 cases from 2017 to 2023.

Results: The percentage of males was 116 (54%) and the average age of the sample was approximately 45 years. Reef Dimashq had the largest percentage, reaching 108 (50.2%). More than half of the sample were non-alcoholics and their percentage was 194 (90.2%) and non-smokers and their percentage was 117 (54.4%) and the percentage of those who had complications of pancreatitis reached 114 (53%) and those who had symptoms of diabetes reached 59 (27.4%), and it was found that there is a real, statistically significant relationship between pancreatitis and the occurrence of diabetes as a complication of it, as the percentage of patients reached of those who had symptoms of diabetes 50 (23.3%).

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