Home > Medical > Digestive-Health > Pancreatitis Pancreatitis All sections in Digestive Health » About Gastro » Anal & Rectal Disorders » Digestive Disorders » Common Symptoms » Dehydration » Digestive Health » Gastro & Food Illness » IBS » News » Tests & Procedures Pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas which can either be acute or chronic. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Learn more about this and other conditions including pancreatic cancer. Diabetics show higher risk of acute pancreatitis People with type 2 diabetes may have a heightened risk of a painful condition known as acute pancreatitis, but those odds are lower in people on diabetes drugs. What is Acute Pancreatitis? Acute pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas. Diabetes drug may cut pancreatic cancer risk A new Swiss-American study indicates that long-term use of the popular diabetes medication metformin may lower the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, at least among women. load more From our sponsor Sponsored: Is your pancreas working properly? Sponsored: Are you having problems digesting your food?