The study has said that the incidence of diabetes in people with pancreatic cancer is higher than in people with other forms of cancer. Moreover, diabetes is both a risk factor for and a consequence of pancreatic cancer. A majority of diabetes patients with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed with diabetes, three years before being diagnosed with cancer. Additionally, among the people who have undergone surgical operations after being diagnosed with the cancer, almost half have no diabetes post-operatively. For the study, the team of researchers examined the link between late onset of diabetes and pancreatic cancer in African Americans and Latinos- two American communities with high risk of developing diabetes.
The sample size included 50,000 participants including both men and women, all above the age of 50 years. At the start of the study none of the participants had diabetes or pancreatic cancer, but during the course of the prospective study, 15,833 individuals developed diabetes and 408 developed pancreatic cancer. An analysis of the results indicated that those who developed diabetes in the sample size, were twice as likely to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, than those who hadn't developed diabetes. There are some dietary changes you can make, in order to regulate blood sugar levels and reduce risk of diabetes.
Here are some diet tips to regulate diabetes effectively:
1. Consume complex carbohydrates: A balanced diet is crucial to managing diabetes and one rich in complex carbs can do so effectively. Complex carbs are the ones rich in fibre and not processed.
2. Consume resistant starch: Foods rich in resistant starch like bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes are good for maintaining optimum blood sugar levels.
3. Eat more nuts: Almonds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios are rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as good fat. Adding them to your diet can control blood sugar and blood fats.
4. Add ginger to your diet: A study by University of Sweden said that the root spice of ginger has the potential to keep blood glucose levels under check.