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San Antonio, TX
A 36-year-old male asked:

is pancreatitis genetic or diabetes related? how probable is it that diabetic has kidney issues?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is not genetic neither related to diabetes. Chronic pancreatitis can manifest as diabetes. Indirectly in diabetes high triglyceredemia can accuse pancreatitis. Dm long standing 10-15 years span can develop kidney disease.
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Endocrinologist : It could be genetically related or indirectly associated with diabetes. You should consult with your endocrinologist.

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