An article recently published in The Medical Post reports that the risk of developing diabetes doubled among people diagnosed with severe psoriasis, and was nearly 50% higher in patients with mild psoriasis; this data was based on a Danish database of 4.5 million people. This adds to previous studies which showed that patients with psoriasis have a 2 times increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death. These findings support the hypothesis that inflammation increases the risk for new-onset diabetes. Some physicians have wondered whether treating psoriasis might diminish the incidence of diabetes. Of note, psoriasis currently affects about 125 million people worldwide.