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Will cidp and diabetes shorten life span.

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Prognosis for: Cipd is variable, with exacerbations and recoveries. Diabetes can shorten life-span by one third if not treated properly. If treated properly and glucose is well-controlled, 90 or more % of the extra risk can be removed. Check w/diabetes.Org for more info.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Will address CIDP: Short for chronic inflammatory demyelinating poly-radiculo-neuritis, an immune condition of the peripheral nervous system. If you do have it, and we have seen it associated with diabetes, it should best be treated with intravenous immune globulin. Should do just fine and live a normal life if all of this is treated and controlled.

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