Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to life-threatening complications. However, with the right management strategies, many people with type 2 diabetes can expect to live as long as someone without the disease. After diagnosis, many type 1 and type 2 diabetics worry about their life expectancy. How quickly diabetes was diagnosed, the progress of diabetic complications, and whether one has other existing conditions will all contribute to life expectancy, regardless of whether the person has type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
People with type 1 diabetes have traditionally lived shorter lives, with a life expectancy that has been reduced by more than 20 years. However, due to improvements in diabetes care in recent decades, people with type 1 diabetes are now living significantly longer. Statistics are based on historical figures of times when people with type 1 diabetes were not receiving the same level of care as they do today. In most cases, type 1 diabetes develops at a younger age than type 2 diabetes, so people with type 1 diabetes usually spend a longer period of their lives living with the disease.
However, recent studies on life expectancy show a significant improvement in life expectancy rates for people with type 1 diabetes born later in the 20th century. Type 2 diabetes develops more slowly than type 1 diabetes and can often go unnoticed until it is too late. People may think they don't need to worry about it if they don't feel any symptoms, but ignored and uncontrolled diabetes can cause damage to the body. The good news is that there is a good chance of living a long and healthy life with diabetes if you are working to manage it now.
It is important to see your doctor regularly, take all your medications, stay active, and learn more about the foods you eat. Evidence-based behavior change apps approved by the NHS for people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, obesity and those looking to optimize their health and well-being can also be helpful. Advances are being made in drugs such as ruboxistaurine (RBX) that could reduce the likelihood of diabetes-associated complications such as vision loss. According to some estimates, there are approximately 2.5 percent of diabetes cases in Bulgaria that are not diagnosed, which could further complicate segregation.
The log-rank test showed a 12% higher overall risk of death in diabetics than in the non-diabetic population. When you're around 20 years old and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you'll lose more than a decade of life expectancy, which is on par with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is also the cause of 44 percent of all new cases of kidney failure in the United States according to the ADA. The combined life expectancy for diabetics is 74.64 years, comparable to the life expectancy of the general population.
Thanks to modern medicine, people who develop diabetes today have an excellent chance to live a long and healthy life without serious complications. What further contributes to this hypothesis is that nationwide care has improved and body mass index of diabetic patients has increased. So yes, there is a good chance you'll be able to live a long and healthy life with diabetes if you are working to manage it now.