Kim and colleagues outline interesting findings from their recent study, in which better diabetes care was associated with a greater odds of having a mammogram in a cohort of patients with diabetes.1 They suggest that these results argue against the notion that diabetes care “competes” with cancer screening, as we hypothesized in our study.2 We note that our study sought to determine whether diabetes led to lower mammography rates, whereas Kim and colleagues explored potential predictors of mammography within a diabetes cohort.
Lipscombe LL, Booth GL, Hux JE. Diabetes and Cancer Screening: A Win-Win Situation or a Zero Game?—Reply. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(9):1042-1043. doi:10.1001/archinte.166.9.1042-b