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Type 2 diabetes treated with insulin increases lung cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes that requires treatment with insulin demonstrated an increased risk for developing lung cancer, according to an analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. “Physicians in India should screen diabetes patients, especially women, for lung cancer, particularly those on insulin therapy.” -Vijay Viswanathan, MD,… 

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Adding metformin to insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes does not impact long-term outcomes

The addition of metformin to insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes does not significantly impact all-cause or cardiovascular mortality, although the combination reduced hemoglobin A1C values, weight gain, and insulin doses, a recent study found. Combining metformin to insulin also may increase the risk of hypoglycemia. According to… 

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