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Does diabetes shorten your life?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetes

Is driving at 150 mph every day shortens your life? I have a patient with diabetes who live to be 81.
The issue is that diabetes tends to bring other bad guys to the house (hypertension, kidney disease, obesity, high cholesterol). This is the dream team for shortening your life expectancy. Now the ohio state buckeye basketball team is another story: is a great dream team, go bucks.

In brief: Diabetes

Is driving at 150 mph every day shortens your life? I have a patient with diabetes who live to be 81.
The issue is that diabetes tends to bring other bad guys to the house (hypertension, kidney disease, obesity, high cholesterol). This is the dream team for shortening your life expectancy. Now the ohio state buckeye basketball team is another story: is a great dream team, go bucks.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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2 comments
Dr. Yash Khanna
Unfortunately Diabetes if not controlled properly does shorten your liffe.It is not only blood sugar problem but effects your eyes,kidneys,heart and circulation and as dr irizarry said it also coexist with obesity,hypertension,high cholesterol and all are
Dr. Yash Khanna
risk factors along with diabetes.So to increase your chances of living longer and without being crippled by dialysis,heart disease,blindness,circulation problems and amputations in extreme cases,if you have diabetes you should take your condition seriously,lose weight,exercise and and keep ypu BP and chlesterol down and do not smoke
Dr. Richard Scofield
Internal Medicine - Diabetology

In brief: Not necessarily

Diabetes is nearly unique among diseases in that an individual's outcome is mostly dependent on how motivated and disciplined they are about treating themselves.
The patient does the fingersticks and watches the diet and does the exercise and takes the medicine. Or not. You can be your own best friend or your worst enemy. How long you live with diabetes depends on which of these you are.

In brief: Not necessarily

Diabetes is nearly unique among diseases in that an individual's outcome is mostly dependent on how motivated and disciplined they are about treating themselves.
The patient does the fingersticks and watches the diet and does the exercise and takes the medicine. Or not. You can be your own best friend or your worst enemy. How long you live with diabetes depends on which of these you are.
Dr. Richard Scofield
Dr. Richard Scofield
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