Connections between diabetes and cancer have been evident for decades, but scientists have only recently begun identifying a reason for the relationship.
What they’re learning is that high glucose levels in the blood, a symptom of diabetes, may contribute to the onset of cancer. Conversely, some cancer-fighting treatments may cause blood sugar spikes or suppress natural insulin production, which may lead to diabetes.
Get critical information about the connection between the two diseases and learn how to lower your risk for both in this article from our partners at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment.