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People with type 2 diabetes have higher cancer risks than the general population. The link may have to do with how diabetes affects the metabolism. Diabetes medications may also figure into the equation.
Diabetes is a big problem in the US — and thus, it is a big focus of doctors, researchers and pharmaceutical companies alike. New medications and developments alter how diabetes is treated.
How the body’s metabolism functions can determine a lot about a person’s health. But even people with good metabolic health can’t escape the health risks associated with obesity.
Choosing weight loss surgery is a major health decision, and it's important for patients to know their options. A recent study compared two weight loss surgeries for type 2 diabetes patients.
Type 2 diabetes can lead to kidney failure, heart problems and even blindness. Weight loss surgery might help protect against these diabetes-related health issues.