14. Having diabetes can increase your risk of cancer.
Bad news – having either type 1 or type 2 diabetes can put you at a higher risk for cancer. Women with diabetes are at a higher risk than men; they’re 27% more likely to develop cancer, while men are only 19% more likely. While there is no cure for type 1 diabetes, you can reverse type 2 diabetes through diet changes and weight loss.
Maintaining an average blood sugar level with type 1 and type 2 diabetes can reduce your risk. Scientists believe that consistently high blood sugar may trigger the DNA mutations that can increase the danger, so work with your doctor to manage your blood sugar.