The study says that diabetes may increase the risk of cancer and other diseases

The study says that diabetes may increase the risk of cancer and other diseases

Diabetes Research used data from more than 3 million people

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diabetic, in itself, is already a disease that can cause a series of damages to the health and well-being of the patient. However, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop up to 57 other health problems than people without diabetes.

According to the analysis, which was conducted using data from more than 3 million people, people with type 2 diabetes, for example, are 4.4 times more likely to develop liver cancer, and 5.5 times more likely to develop some severe kidney disease. The survey revealed, according to a report published by the Business Insider portal, that the emergence of these diseases in diabetics occurs, on average, five years earlier.

Among the major diseases related to type 2 diabetes, according to the study, are:

  • bloody;
  • Women disease.
  • Urinary tract.
  • nervousness;
  • lenses.

Other than that, other health issues can be more common in diabetics. are they:

  • Macular degeneration (a disease that affects vision) – 3.2 times more risk
  • Neurological problems – 2.6 times more risk
  • Digestive problems – 1.9 times greater risk
  • Mental health conditions – 1.8 times greater risk

Information is the key to fighting diabetes risks

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), since 2019, there has been a 16% increase in the incidence of diabetes worldwide. This means that in less than three years, more than 70 million people have contracted the disease. In Brazil, the entity believes there could be as many as 16 million patients. The Brazilian Society of Diabetes (SBD) estimates that at least 12.5 million Brazilians suffer from diabetes.

“Information and knowledge should be considered as the two most important pillars to reduce the incidence and/or adherence of patients to treatment. In this way, we will be able to improve prevention programs, as well as appropriate treatment for patients who have already been diagnosed. In addition to mapping other patients who have not yet been diagnosed, significantly reducing large number of complications,” says Dr. Marcio Krakauer, an endocrinologist at SBD Technology Center.

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