Saturday, March 15, 2014

Cancer patients when treated with insulin four times higher mortality

According to research published in Diabetologia state that the patients who are suffering from diabetes when diagnosed with cancer have more chances to die early than those who do not have diabetes. The researchers found that the patients with both diabetes and cancer have are very vulnerable group, and the efforts should be made to reduce cancer-related mortality among such patients. It is sad that these patients have to go through double pain and face a lot of complications during their treatment. The lead researcher Kristina Ranc, University of Copenhagen and Steno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, Denmark states, “In this study, we aimed to explore differences in survival among cancer patients with diabetes prior to cancer diagnosis compared with cancer patients without diabetes. A specific aim was to examine the association between different types of glucose-lowering therapies and survival after cancer diagnosis, as well as to examine how this association varies with duration of diabetes and by time since diagnosis of cancer.”

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