Genetics Study

About this Study

The mechanisms responsible for the development of CFRD are not fully understood, but recent evidence suggests that some of the mechanisms responsible for type 2 diabetes may also be involved with the development of diabetes in CF. Studies have shown that certain genetic markers related to Type 2 diabetes may also be associated with increased risk of CFRD. The importance of such genes in CFRD, however, has yet to be fully determined.

This study will look at the occurrence of type 2 diabetes gene variations in individuals with CF. The information gained will help determine the relationship of these genes with glucose abnormalities and insulin secretion in individuals with CF. This knowledge will help doctors better understand treatment of CF and glucose abnormalities in the future.