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A 38-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
A Verified Doctoranswered
43 years experience
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.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
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.
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