Diabetes Mellitus Type 2: A Driving Force for Urological Complications

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a growing epidemic associated with many adverse complications. Urological complications of diabetes mellitus in men are gaining recognition. Previously unknown associations between T2DM and risk for prostate cancer, bladder cancer, renal cell carcinomas, urinary tract infections, nephrolithiasis, penile lesions, androgen deficiency, and erectile dysfunction have been discovered. Significantly, metformin could play a role in the management of urological malignancies, and therapies used for management of these cancers could in return lead to increased risk for diabetes. In this review, we aim to bridge the gap between T2DM and urological complications by discussing the latest findings in these fields, with the ultimate goal being improved patient care on both fronts.

Trends in endocrinology and metabolism: TEM. 2016 Mar 08 [Epub ahead of print]

Rashid K Sayyid, Neil E Fleshner

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, 610 University Avenue, M5G 2M9, Toronto, Ontario, Canada., Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, 610 University Avenue, M5G 2M9, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: .

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