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Are you considered to be 'terminally ill' when diagnosed with juvenile diabetes?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Absolutely not ! examples of many successful people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at various ages are abound, just google and you will be surprised!

In brief: No

Absolutely not ! examples of many successful people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at various ages are abound, just google and you will be surprised!
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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3 doctors agree

In brief: No

As lifespans well into retirement age are expected of persons diagnosed as children, calling it a terminal disease is a bit of a hyperbole.
It is, however, a serious illness that needs close monitoring and care.

In brief: No

As lifespans well into retirement age are expected of persons diagnosed as children, calling it a terminal disease is a bit of a hyperbole.
It is, however, a serious illness that needs close monitoring and care.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: No

No, a person is not considered terminally ill when diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.
The definition of terminally ill says that a person has an illness that cannot be adequately treated and is expected to die within 6 months. So, although a person may die from complications of diabetes years later, he would not be considered terminally ill until death seems unavoidable within 6 months.

In brief: No

No, a person is not considered terminally ill when diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.
The definition of terminally ill says that a person has an illness that cannot be adequately treated and is expected to die within 6 months. So, although a person may die from complications of diabetes years later, he would not be considered terminally ill until death seems unavoidable within 6 months.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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