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What may be sum common symptoms of a pancreas going bad?

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Dr. Wendell Goins answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Diabetes,diarhea: Your pancreas has two main functions:1)endocrine(insulin/diabetes/sugar metabolism, and other hormones that help the intestine work and digest food)2)exocrine(enzymes and juices that pass through the pancreatic duct into the intestine that help digestion and absorption of nutrients).Therefore those patients with chronic pancreatitis develop diabetes and diarhea/malabsorption.

Answered 11/29/2014

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