Survivors of childhood cancer have increased risk for prediabetes

Survivors of childhood cancer are more likely to have prediabetes at younger ages than the general public, increasing their already elevated risk for diabetes and cardiovascular and kidney diseases, study findings showed.
Results published in Journal of Clinical Oncology reveal that nearly 30% of survivors developed prediabetes compared with less than 20% of patients in a matched control group. Further analysis showed that between the ages of 40 and 49 years, more than 60% of the survivor group had either prediabetes or diabetes.
“If you’re seeing survivors, you should be screening and

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