Unformatted text preview: • The difference is that chronic pancreatitis cause’s damage to insulin producing beta cells and glucagon-producing alpha cells, which differs from type 1 or type 2 DM. The risk is prolonged and severe hypoglycemia with over vigorous insulin treatment. • Diabetes mellitus appears to be nearly as common as steatorrhea in patients with far advanced chronic pancreatitis. One study indicated 83% of patients diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis developed diabetes mellitus 25 years later. Resources: • http://www.mdconsult.com/books/page.do?sid=1134715505&eid=4-u1.0-B978-1-4160-6189-2. .00059-7--s0080&isbn=978-1-4160-6189-2&type=bookPage§ionEid=4-u1.0-B978-1-4160-6189-2. .00059-7--s0110&uniqId=237741702-3 • http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/181364-overview...
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