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Women with type 1 diabetes have significantly higher risk of dying than men

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h678 (Published 06 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h678
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Women with type 1 diabetes are at raised risk of dying from any cause and twice as likely to die from heart disease as men with type 1 diabetes, a meta-analysis has found.1

It is well known that people with type 1 diabetes have a shorter life expectancy than the general population. “But, until now, it was not clear whether this excess risk of mortality is the same in women and men …

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