diabetes are at increased risk for developing some cancers, and are more likely than nondiabetics to die of cancer. Now a study reports that they also have a higher risk of dying in the weeks just after cancer surgery.
The patients in the studies had both types of diabetes, though Type 2 is more common.
Their higher buy lexapro 20 mg death rate may have resulted from problems associated with the chronic illness, like a higher risk of infections and greater risk of heart disease, said Hsin-Chieh Yeh, assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and one of the authors of the paper, published in the April issue of Diabetes Care.
“The implication of this is that diabetes care is important on top of the cancer care,” Dr. Yeh said. “When patients are diagnosed with cancer, the patient and the family and the physician think, ‘This is serious — we have to take care of the cancer part first.’ And sometimes they forget about the diabetes they have.”