Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis and Its Association With Secondary Diabetes Mellitus

Gurusha Bahl, Md Sadique Hussain, Dinesh K. Upadhyay, Madhumati Varma, Rajveer Singh, Subhankar Das


Chronic calcific pancreatitis (CCP) is an inflammatory illness that impacts the pancreas, causing calcifications and scarring inside the gland. Secondary diabetes, commonly referred to as type 3c diabetes mellitus (T3cDM), is one of the probable problems linked with CCP. T3cDM is a form of diabetes caused by an underlying illness or disorder of the endocrine systems. It is a rare cause of diabetes caused by pancreatic pathology. In the regions of Southeast Asian and India, it accounted for 15-20% of individuals with diabetes. This is a rare case report and review of T3cDM. The patient was admitted with a complaint of hyperglycemia, blood glucose of 405 mg/dL with a glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level of 13.7%. Computed tomography evidence revealed CCP with intraductal calculi and dilated pancreatic duct.

J Endocrinol Metab. 2023;13(3):89-95


Pancreatogenic diabetes mellitus; Diabetes mellitus type 3c; Chronic pancreatitis

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