How CFRD may impacts people with CF:

CFRD not only imposes additional medical burden, but may also compromise pulmonary health. The condition occurs in approximately 25% of 10-20 year olds, and over 40% of adults with CF. Untreated or undiagnosed CFRD may shorten survival. Untreated CFRD is associated with up to a six-fold greater mortality rate, as well as worse clinic status. Decreased pulmonary function as well as decreases in BMI are common amongst individuals with untreated CFRD.