A study on fibro-calculous pancreatic diabetes conducted in a tertiary medical institution in Northern Bihar


  • Animesh Paul Department of General Medicine, MGM Medical College, Kishanganj, Bihar, India
  • Yuvraj Singh Rathore Department of General Medicine, MGM Medical College, Kishanganj, Bihar, India
  • Naushad Akhtar Department of General Medicine, MGM Medical College, Kishanganj, Bihar, India
  • Uttam Kumar Paul Department of General Medicine, MGM Medical College, Kishanganj, Bihar, India




Fibro-calculous, Diabetes, Pancreatic, Secondary


Fibro-calculous pancreatic diabetes (FCPD), which is seen in tropical areas and is caused by idiopathic nonalcoholic chronic pancreatitis, is characterized by pancreatic calcification and stomach pain. One female patient and nine male patients were identified as having FCPD. Half of the patients were under 30 years old, with an average age of 28.44±7.07. Seven individuals had diabetes for a shorter period of time than five years. Four patients reported with problems related to various infections, while six patients had osmotic complaints due to uncontrolled diabetes. With a mean waist-hip ratio of 0.89 and a mean BMI of 19.42, all of the patients were thinly built. With mean FBS of 231 mg/dl, PPBS of 469 mg/dl, and HbA1c of 11.96, all patients had uncontrolled diabetes. Microvascular issues affected 30% of the patients, while none of the patients experienced macrovascular complications. A rare type of secondary diabetes called FCPD is becoming more widespread in northern states like Bihar. 


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