Common oral medications used to treat diabetes mellitus.
Many studies have suggested that diabetes is a risk factor for the development of cancer, but whether or not cancer itself can increase the risk of diabetes requires further investigation.
It was unknown whether breast cancer treatment plays a causal role in the onset of diabetes.
Of 14,067,894 reported cancer cases in 2012, 280,100 (2%) were attributed to diabetes alone, 544,300 (3.9%) were attributed to a high BMI alone, and 792,600 (5.6%) were attributed to both.
Previous studies investigating the association of long-acting insulin analogues and increased breast cancer risk have been mixed, and the follow-up periods for these studies have been too short to lead to definitive conclusions.
Diabetes is associated with increased mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and noncardiovascular noncancer causes.
Age and history of diabetes may independently be predictors for the development of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.