Illnesses include cancer, mental illness, kidney failure, circulation problems, and difficulty seeing. The risk is greater for those diagnosed with diabetes before age 50.
People with type 2 diabetes have a Increased risk of getting 57 Other diseases, including cancer, neurological disease, and kidney disease. The results are from the most comprehensive study of its kind to date, which has not yet been peer-reviewed but has been presented at the UK Diabetes Specialists Conference.
The University of Cambridge researchers concluded that, on average, these 57 other health problems appear in people with type 2 diabetes. five years ago to appear in people without diabetes, notes Watchman.
Experts describe the findings as worrying and say they highlight the urgent need to reduce the risk of more people developing type 2 diabetes.
The survey was based on data from three million people over 30 from the British Medical Bank and examined 116 common diseases in middle age. People with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop 57 diseases, including risk 9% higher than cancer.
Diabetics were also 5.2 times more likely to develop End stage renal failure, 4.4 times more likely to develop liver cancer and 3.2 times more likely to develop macular degeneration. The risk was also higher for developing 23 circulatory problems out of the 31 analyzed.
Patients were also more likely to perform worse in all 11 health groups evaluated and a 2.6 times greater risk for neurological disease and 2.3 higher for vision problems.
Digestive issues are 1.9 times more likely to develop, while mental illness is 1.8 times more likely. The risks are also higher for patients diagnosed before age 50.
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