Understanding the Disease
We're funding a wide range of research to better understand CFRD. Some of the key questions researchers seek to answer include:
- What are the risk factors associated with developing CFRD?
- How does the defective CFTR protein contribute to the development of CFRD?
- What impact do CFTR modulators have on glucose and insulin?
In June 2021, we sponsored a scientific workshop along with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to share data, identify key research questions and knowledge gaps, and inform future research priorities.
New Potential Treatments
In this video, a panel of research experts and community members discuss several research studies aimed at improving CFRD diagnosis and treatment, including one innovative study evaluating the use of a "bionic pancreas" to treat CFRD. If successful, this approach could simplify management of diabetes and improve glucose control.