I saw an ad from the Canadian Cancer Society reminding people who have stayed mostly cooped up for the past 2 years to get into their Doctors and get a check-up.
During the pandemic the diagnosed rates of Cancer dropped to historic lows. Not because people weren't getting it but rather because they were not getting checked and ultimately diagnosed so the worry is some will be later stage when it is caught and their odds of a decent outcome may be lost.
Anyhow, they noted that in 2022 they… read more
@A DiabetesTeam Member I would suspect it is all those things.
Us humans are lazy and indulgent.
And if all of us here are honest we would still be "shoveling in the crap" if we hadn't got diagnosed and decided to take an active role in our management.
I know I'm the "healthiest" I have ever been from a level of activity and eating right and it took the T2 diagnosis to finally kick my butt into action.
If you think about the causes (at least the known ones) for most cancers - they are "environmental and dietary related" - many stop smoking, get exercise, eat healthy - certainly none of the processed junk filled with who knows what garbage - look after ourselves "better".
So I don't think Diabetes keeps the Cancer away but rather how we reacted to developing diabetes that ends up lowering our risk for a whole raft of cancers..
@A DiabetesTeam Member yes, they added a "black box warning" when those started showing up in the (phase 4 - prescribed outside of the clinical trials) along with thyroid tumors aside from the MTC.
And these are just new drugs (relatively) - nobody has been on them for 10 years yet because they haven't existed that long so who knows what the long term effects will be once we get there.
Back 20 some years ago there was likewise some "brand new" Type 2 meds (TZD's) that were going to do wonders.
They had to pull them less then half a dozen years later due to a number of really nasty side effects that just don't get picked up in a 6 month or 1 year trial before they hit the market.
I would personally have to think long and hard about the potential benefits of the DPP-4, GLP-1 and SGLT-2 class drugs if I needed "more help" when Sulfonylurea's, while burdensome to take, have been around since the 1950's and every side effect has been "seen" and none result in cancer or tumors or gangrene from UTI's or amputations.
Yes, totally agree. Studies are out about the drug metformin and it’s role in fighting age related diseases also.
Very good information. Definitely food for thought and hopefully a message in time to make a difference forsomeone.
@A DiabetesTeam Member Graham thanks. I agree but my issue is that currently I am on both a GLIP-1(victoza) and a Sulfonylurea (Glipizide). I am trying to wean myself off the glipizide first(almost there) and then start lowering the Victoza if I can.
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