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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: | 2020/02/11

Q.

Diabetes medication concerns and cancer

I am scared of diabetes meds - read that they can and some have been the cause of causing pancreatitis to cancer- I am suffering with anxiety over this- what are my options or where can I get info on studies to say otherwise.

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2020/02/24

Hi

Patients with type 2 diabetes are all at higher risk of pancreatic cancer, but to date all the medications have not shown an  additional risk of cancer, and therefore if that is your reason for not taking the medication, then I would not be concerned. Your alternative if you have had side effects on the medication, is to aggressively manage your lifestyle changes, or take insulin
 

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