Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

Colonoscopy and Diabetes

 

According to the American Cancer Society, diabetes increases a person’s risk of developing colon cancer by 30-40%. For people with diabetes, a colonoscopy is a very important preventive health measure, and extra care needs to be taken to keep blood sugar levels stable during the colonoscopy preparation and recovery times. The fact sheet below was designed to help people with diabetes have a successful and safe colonoscopy experience.

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to see a fact sheet on diabetes and colonoscopies