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What is the live expectancy for someone with type 2 diabetes?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Having diabetes does not necessarily shorten a person's lifespan.
Control of blood sugar and preventing complications of diabetes including heart disease, strokes and kidney damage can allow many to have long, healthy lives.

In brief: Depends
Having diabetes does not necessarily shorten a person's lifespan.
Control of blood sugar and preventing complications of diabetes including heart disease, strokes and kidney damage can allow many to have long, healthy lives.
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on control
Complications of dm2 which can lead to premature death are mostly related to uncontrolled high blood sugar.
Someone with diabetes who takes good care of their health & works closely with their dr to make sure blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, weight & other issues are controlled with lifestyle & meds, can have a normal lifespan. If uncontrolled for years, disability & early death common.

In brief: Depends on control
Complications of dm2 which can lead to premature death are mostly related to uncontrolled high blood sugar.
Someone with diabetes who takes good care of their health & works closely with their dr to make sure blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, weight & other issues are controlled with lifestyle & meds, can have a normal lifespan. If uncontrolled for years, disability & early death common.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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