About Diabetes in India
Type II Diabetes, is extremely prevalent in India. In 2015 a reported 69 million people had Diabetes. Estimates show this number will increase to 98 million people. This places a huge burden on the Indian health. Recently there is great discussions on whether diabetes increases cancer risk.
Further adding to the problem: Diabetes Type II is shown to increase risks to many different conditions including cancer.
Diabetes and Cancer
Risks for these cancer types increase by 100% or double the normal risk for patients with Type II Diabetes:
Risks for these cancer types increase by a smaller but still significant amount between 20% – 50%
Diabetes and other Diseases
Besides the issue that diabetes increases cancer risk, there are several other diseases that diabetes plays a role in causing.