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This course will give an overview of the bidirectional relationship of diabetes with pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, as well as a discussion of pancreatogenic diabetes (type 3c diabetes) and serum pancreatic enzymes in diabetics.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the bidirectional relationship of diabetes with pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
  • Recognize the risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer with incretin-based therapies and other diabetes medications
  • Recognize than pancreatogenic diabetes is a distinct entity
  • Review the prevalence of exocrine insufficiency in diabetes patients

Reading Resources:

  1. Frey C, Zhou H, Harvey D, White RH. Co-Morbidity is a Strong Predictor of Early Death and Multi-Organ System Failure Among Patients With Acute Pancreatitis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Jun;11(6):733-42.
  2. Graham BB1, Keniston A, Gajic O, Trillo Alvarez CA, Medvedev S, Douglas IS. Diabetes Mellitus Does Not Adversely Affect Outcomes From a Critical Illness. Crit Care Med. 2010 Jan;38(1):16-24.
  3. Shen HN, Lu CL, Li CY. Effect of Diabetes on Severity and Hospital Mortality in Patients With Acute Pancreatitis: A National Population-Based Study. Diabetes Care. 2012 May;35(5):1061-6.


Dr. Yadav has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Abbvie,Inc.
  • Other: Royalties - Up To Date, Inc.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/24/2016 | Last Modified On: 6/24/2016 | Expires: 6/26/2017

This course has been expired.