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Diabetes has become a serious condition in the world. Every day, researchers strive to understand the disease better so they can help control it better. A report released by the CDC recently found that people with diabetes who smoke are twice as likely to die earlier from any condition as people without the disease. They also found that smoking women with diabetes are more likely to develop lung cancer than men or those without diabetes. More research needs to be conducted to determine the link between diabetics who smoke and the reason for the increased risks of death.
- One in four people with diabetes doesn’t know he or she has it. Having diabetes can also put people at risk for numerous other health complications.
- Over the course of the study, there were 3,936 total deaths, including 1,021 from lung cancer and 826 from cancers not of the lung.
- Patients have to take care of their diabetes to maximize the benefit of CT screening for lung cancer.
“One in four people with diabetes doesn’t know he or she has it. Having diabetes can also put people at risk for numerous other health complications.”