Pancreatic exocrine function in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus

@article{Hardt2000PancreaticEF,
  title={Pancreatic exocrine function in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus},
  author={Philip Daniel Hardt and Axel Krauss and Lars Bretz and Mustafa Porsch-Oezcueruemez and Henning Schnell-Kretschmer and E. M{\"a}ser and Reinhard Georg Bretzel and T. D. C. Zekorn and Hans Ulrich Kloer},
  journal={Acta Diabetologica},
  year={2000},
  volume={37},
  pages={105-110}
}
Reduced exocrine pancreatic function has been observed in a high percentage of patients with type 1 diabetes in the past. There are only few data for type 2 diabetes available and they are contradictory. In this study we investigated exocrine pancreatic function in 105 controls and 114 with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus by means of an indirect test (faecal elastase-1 concentration). This test has good sensitivity and specificity for moderate and severe pancreatic insufficiency as compared… CONTINUE READING