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Does the quality of life drop if you have type 1 diabetes?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Not necessarily
If well controlled, can have excellent quality of life think of sport figures, actors/ actresses, marathon runners with it mary tyler moore, etc.

In brief: Not necessarily
If well controlled, can have excellent quality of life think of sport figures, actors/ actresses, marathon runners with it mary tyler moore, etc.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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