It has been found that type 1 diabetes claims the last dozen years of your life span.
Type 1 diabetes whittles away 12 years off your lifetime. This shocker of a figure hasn’t changed much despite the advances in medical miracles since the 90s.
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Over 78,000 kids have the disease and they are suffering through no fault of their own. The life histories of type 1 diabetic patients from 1997 to 2010 were noted down. The pattern was clear. Although the life expectancy rose somewhat, it didn’t rise anymore than the general trend.
The group of experts found that type 1 patients had an average life span of 68.6 years. This is 12.2 years less than the rest of the general population.
Such a tragic and early death is something about which much needs to be done by the medical establishment. Type 1 diabetes is a permanent autoimmune disease which attacks the biological systems of children.
It cuts off insulin creation in the body of the kids. The reasons probably lie in the genes of these individuals. Also unlike type 2 diabetes, type 1 is not caused by lifestyle factors. That makes it a big liability and hard to cure.
According to DailyMail, the premature onset of diabetes was a sign of an early death in the person later on. It was like a death sentence. Several complications occur in the human body thanks to this devastating disease.
If this medical condition is not addressed promptly, it will wreak havoc on the human population well into the future. Most of the West as well as the rest of the world will be overtaken by the ailment and then it will have been too late for any interventions.
In particular so little progress in keeping the longevity of these type 1 diabetic patients intact has been a stumbling stone on the path to a cure for the disease.
Since the year 2000, the disease has shown little in the way of amelioration. It is a stubborn malady and one that won’t go away on its own. Especially CV risks have increased with the onset of this dreaded disturbance of the body.
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With new forms of insulin, pumps and round-the-clock glucose monitoring, the equation may have slightly tilted in favor of the sufferers. Yet mankind still has a long way to go before this scourge is wiped off the face of the earth.