Does bowel cancer predispose to diabetes?

People who survive colorectal cancer are over 50% more likely to later develop diabetes compared with the general population, according to a large Canadian study.

The study of 40,000 colorectal cancer cases and 200,000 matched controls found a 53% higher rate of incident diabetes in the first year after the cancer diagnosis.

Even in the fifth year after diagnosis, cancer survivors were around 20% more likely