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Brittle Diabetes Life Expectancy
Watch for patterns: Sometimes "brittle" diabetes can be made much better by careful attention to care including taking medicine as prescribed, monitoring blood sugars very carefully, and looking for patterns of highs and lows. New technological tool such as continuous glucose monitoring can help with adjustments and solving mysterious highs and lows. ...Read more
Unstable Diabetes: Brittle diabetes is a term used to describe type I diabetics that go into diabetic ketoacidosis (decompensate) very easily, usually their is a history of being poorly controled over a long period of time, poor support from other family members, female 2:1 male ratio, psychiatric problems and diabetic complications like gastroparesis. ...Read more
Sugar control: You can help with your eyes by keeping your blood sugar under control and see your eye doctor regular. The A1c goal is established based on your risk of getting eye disease, thus if you follow ada criteria, keep your A1c < 7%, if you follow aace criteria, keep A1c < 6.5%. ...Read more
Life expectancy: There isn't any hard number to answer that question with. If diabetes is poorly controlled then the life expectancy is surely shortened. I have many type 1 diabetic patients who are fine 40-50 years later with minimal issues. Many diabetics die from causes not related to their diabetes. The bottom line is that one should not worry about dying from type 1 diabetes. ...Read more
Life expectancy: Life expectancy markedly reduced with all the three. You should also take into consideration the severity of each condition, whether the person is compliant with medications. ...Read more
God: One would expect a poor prognosis for longevity, but god only knows. ...Read more
What is life expectancy for male in early 60s who is afflicted with end stage renal disease, diabetes, and chf?
What can I do if my toenails have become yellow and brittle. Could these be symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
What is the average life expectancy for a type 1 diabetic (has had diabetes for 35 + yrs) with end stage renal disease, and is on dialysis?
Depends: Any answer that includes a definite number would be questionable from my point of view; as it would probably not consider the subpopulations' future attitude and compliance, not to mention current overall health status/genetic of this "cohort". Meaning, life expectancy at this point may vary wildly for many reasons. It would be more useful to just optimize treatment in a multidisciplinary fashion. ...Read more
What is maximum life expectancy on HAART meds. I have been Duovir N for over seven years now. Also on insulin for type 2 diabetes for about 3 years.
See below: People with HIV may enjoy life spans close to normal if they are on antiretroviral therapy, maintain low viral loads and CD4 counts above 350, are not coinfected with viral hepatitis, and are not injection drug users. If you meet the above criteria your life expectancy is at least 70 years and likely quite higher. See:http:///bit. Ly/1GqNpY8 and http://bit. Ly/1Mfm7wb ...Read more
Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy due to alcohol and drug usage. Dr. Said 15% heart function w diabetes 2. What is my life expectancy?
Take car of yourself: Life expectancy is based on averages, data collected from large population studies. In my practice, I emphasize quality of life, rather than quantity. Even if you did not have your cardiomyopathy, you could be hit by a car today or tomorrow. The best approach is to maximize the enjoyment of each day that you do have. That being said, speak to your physician about an aicd/possible transplant. ...Read more
I have type 1 diabetes and I am also on high levels of thyroxine as my thyroid was removed. Can I expect a normal life expectancy or is it unlikely?
Depends on D control: A study reported in 2015 reported that there is a 11-13 year shorter life span in individuals with D type 1, but that study started in the 80's and since then sugar management has improved dramatically, and a new study has shown that diference reduced by 1/3 in a study with intensive control. Research is ongoing, and longevity may improve more with future Rx. Thyroid has less effect. ...Read more
I am 55 have severe dilated cardiomyopathy, stage 2 emphysema and type 2 diabetes. Trying to get a clearer of life expectancy.?
What is life expectancy for someone with stage 4 kidney disease, hepatitis c, diabetes and not making enough red cells? My aunt is 47.
According to: SSA. Gov, average life expectancy for a male born today is 83 years, for a female 87 years. There is an interactive calculator on the site to estimate life expectancy based on age. ...Read more
Normal: There may be studies but I don't know of them. I see no reason why you wouldn't expect a normal life expectancy. ...Read more