The Relationship Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer

No one really thinks about the pear-shaped gland in your abdomen called the pancreas.

But it has numerous jobs, one of which is keeping your blood sugar under control. If your blood sugar gets out of control, you may have diabetes.

Having diabetes puts you at a higher risk for some other serious illnesses like heart and kidney disease, vascular and vision problems, and stroke. What you may not know is that diabetes (both type 1 or type 2) also raises your risk of developing pancreatic cancer. In fact, doctors have known about the diabetes–pancreatic cancer connection for more than a century.

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