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Type 1 Diabetes Life Expectancy
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
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
I am a 16 year old diabetic and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one year ago. Do you think they will find and give me a cure in my lifetime?
Yes: If you comply with current medical care standards and take your Insulin regularly you may have a normal life. It is important that you remain educated about type 1 diabetes and understand that exercise and nutrition play an equally importeant roll in the management of your diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can happen but: Usually earlier on in life.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends : If you define higher quality of life as crusing thru it with minimal worry about your health & few contacts with doctors, i guess you can say it does. Of course that philosophy may tempt you to adopt bad habits that will do more harm than t1dm & lead to premature death. Well controlled dm patients often lead very enriching lives with an appreciation for the health they strive to maintain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type 1 diabetes and proteinuria is it ok to live a normal life with these two things? Im am so worried for my 13yrdaughter who recently was diagnosis w this
Prognostic finding: 40% of type 1 diabetics and 10% of type 2 diabetics go on to have renal dysfunction. The early marker for both is the presence of proteiinuria. The rate of decline, and importance of glucose control are still within your control. Your physician can advise on strategies to preserve renal function like acei inhibitors or a2rb's. ...Read more
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