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multiple sclerosis (ms) vs type 1 diabetes. which is more serious?

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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
40 years experience Family Medicine
MS: If type 1 diabetes is treated intensively there is very little chance of developing long term complications. We have many treatment options for dm and fewer for ms.
Answered on Feb 6, 2013
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Apples vrs oranges: Both can cause long-term disability, but i think both can have excellent outcomes if treated expertly, in concert with a conscientious pt. Being a neurologist, cannot comment more on diabetes, but these days, the treatment and understanding of ms is amazing, and with the newer oral meds, most pts will likely have a far better outcome. So, both areas are advancing rapidly, and optimism is real.
Answered on Feb 26, 2013

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