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Arch Hellen Med, 33(4), July-August 2016, 624-629


Diabetes mellitus and pancreatic disease

A.K. Papazafiropoulou, A. Trik Κalinou, Α. Μelidonis
First Department of Internal Medicine and Diabetes Center, "Tzaneio" General Hospital, Pireus, Greece

A growing body of evidence links pancreatic damage with impairment in glucose homeostasis. Recent epidemiological studies have shown a relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and the risk of pancreatic carcinoma or pancreatitis. The therapeutic approach to pancreaticogenic DM needs to take into account the individual characteristics of each patient and the properties of the available glucose-lowering drugs.

Key words: Diabetes mellitus, Glucose homeostasis, Pancreatic carcinoma, Pancreatitis.

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