Diabetes increases risk of premature mortality, including mortality from several specific types of cancer

Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of death, including death from several specific forms of cancers, according to an analysis from the Cancer Prevention Study-II.

India is the country with the greatest number of diabetes patients in the world, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Approximately 1 million people in India die of complications of diabetes each year, the IDF estimates. Compared with people in other parts of the world, people of South Asian ethnicity have an increased risk for diabetes and present with the disorder at younger ages and lower BMIs, numerous studies have found.

“Concerted and sustained teamwork by diabetologists and oncologists to optimize prevention, screening, and management of cancer is required to prevent this morbidity and mortality.”
–Sanjay Kalra, DM (AIIMS-Endocrinology), consultant in Endocrinology at Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India

"Realizing the importance and association of cancer and diabetes, the Indian government has launched a National Health Program on Noncommunicable Disease Control and Prevention," said Sanjay Kalra, DM (AIIMS-Endocrinology), consultant in Endocrinology at Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India, executive editor of the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and a member of the mdCurrent-India Editorial Advisory Board. "This targets 4 medical conditions...

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