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Doctor insights on: Brittle Diabetes Life Expectancy

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What can be done for brittle diabetes?

What can be done for brittle diabetes?

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

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Are there other people that suffer my illness, brittle diabetes?

Are there other people that suffer my illness, brittle diabetes?

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

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What does the pancreas do in brittle diabetes?

What does the pancreas do in brittle diabetes?

Emdocrine function: It no longer makes Insulin but the other parts secrete enzymes that help with digestion and is very important. It does not help anymore with blood sugar regulation though. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with my eyes? I have brittle diabetes.

What can I do to help with my eyes? I have brittle diabetes.

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

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What is the life expectancy of someone with type 1 diabetes?

Life expectancy: There isnt 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

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What is the life expectancy of a teen with type 1 diabetes and down syndrome?

What is the life expectancy of a teen with type 1 diabetes and down syndrome?

Hard to say: I as a nursing home director had a patient with downs syndrome and diabetes. She just expired at the age of 65 from complications of pneumonia. She did very well until the very end of life. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for male in 60s with excess weight, diabetes, and chf?

What is life expectancy for male in 60s with excess weight, diabetes, and chf?

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

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What is life expectancy for male in early 60s who is afflicted with end stage renal disease, diabetes, and chf?

What is life expectancy for male in early 60s who is afflicted with end stage renal disease, diabetes, and chf?

Life expectancy CHF: Too little information to create a meaningful answer... Depends upon cause and severity of chf, dialysis? Control of diabetes? Peripheral vascular disease? Active smoker? Etc... ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with hereditary pancreatitus, diabetes and 1 kidney?

What is the life expectancy of someone with hereditary pancreatitus, diabetes and 1 kidney?

Hasn't been studied: Hi. That's a very unusual set of conditions, and no such set has been analyzed for life expectancy determination. CF can cause exocrine pancreatic failure and diabetes, but I know of no unifying cause of all 3. ...Read more

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Whats the life expectancy of dilated cardiomyopathy with diabetes?

Whats the life expectancy of dilated cardiomyopathy with diabetes?

Too vague: A question. Poorly managed cardiomyopathy (which type?) and diabetes will almost certainly fare worse than those with optimal treatment and compliance. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy due to alcohol and drug usage. Dr. Said 15% heart function w diabetes 2. What is my life expectancy?

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

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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?

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

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I am 55 have severe dilated cardiomyopathy, stage 2 emphysema and type 2 diabetes. Trying to get a clearer of life expectancy.?

I am 55 have severe dilated cardiomyopathy, stage 2 emphysema and type 2 diabetes. Trying to get a clearer of life expectancy.?

Life expectancy ...: In you most related to your heart disease as a diabetes specialist, the diabetes would not significantly reduce life expectancy more than you cardiomyopathy, as long as sugars reasonably well controlled. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of adults in the U.S.?

What is the average life expectancy of adults in the U.S.?

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

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What is the average life expectancy for men?

What is the average life expectancy for men?

Life expectancy: Go to CDC data base for this. Need age now and ethnicity and do you live in stroke belt or not? ...Read more