Associated Conditions for Diabetes

Evidence is emerging that diabetes is associated with additional comorbidities including:

The importance of both diabetes and these comorbidities will continue to increase as the population ages. Therapies that have proven to reduce microvascular and macrovascular complications will need to be assessed in light of the newly identified comorbidities.

Source: Healthy People (DHHS)1

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When diabetes is an associated cause of death, the conditions most commonly listed as the underlying cause of death were cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare2

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Australians who die of chronic disease often have more than 1 cause of death recorded on their death certificate. For example, between 2012 and 2014 deaths due to diabetes had 4.8.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare3

Associated Conditions for Diabetes

PCOS: More than 50% of women with PCOS will have either type 2 diabetes or prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance) before age 40.5

Source: NICHD (NIH)4

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Depression: Depression is common among people with a chronic, or long-term, illness such as diabetes. Depression can be treated so tell your doctor if you feel sad, hopeless, or anxious.

Source: NIDDK (NIH)5

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Cancer: Cancer & Diabetes

Diabetes is linked to some types of cancer . Many risk factors for cancer and for diabetes are the same. Not smoking and getting recommended cancer screenings can help prevent cancer.

Source: NIDDK (NIH)6

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References

  1. Source: Healthy People (DHHS): healthypeople.gov/ 2020/ topics-objectives/ topic/ diabetes
  2. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: aihw.gov.au/ reports/ diabetes/ diabetes-compendium/ contents/ deaths-from-diabetes
  3. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: aihw.gov.au/ reports-statistics/ health-conditions-disability-deaths/ life-expectancy-deaths/ about
  4. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ PCOS/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ conditions-associated.aspx
  5. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ diabetes/ overview/ preventing-problems
  6. ibid.

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