Cystic fibrosis related diabetes: Nutrition and growth considerations

Beth A. Kaminski, Bracha K. Goldsweig, Aniket Sidhaye, Scott M. Blackman, Teresa Schindler, Antoinette Moran

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Nutritional considerations are crucial to the optimal management of cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD). The development of abnormal glucose tolerance and CFRD can have negative effects on CF nutritional status. Treatment of CFRD with insulin replacement is essential; however, medical nutrition therapy is important to maintain nutritional status while normalizing blood glucose levels. CF Foundation Nutritional Guidelines are recommended for the nutritional management of CFRD; specifically, the diet should be high in calories, protein, fat, and salt. Carbohydrate intake is not limited, but carbohydrate counting can be used to guide insulin dosing and maintain consistent blood glucose levels. CFTR modulator therapy shows early promise for the improvement of growth and nutritional parameters in CF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S32-S37
JournalJournal of Cystic Fibrosis
StatePublished - Oct 2019


  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Cystic fibrosis related diabetes
  • Growth
  • Nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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