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Type 1 diabetes is still linked to lower life expectancy

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1988 (Published 08 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1988
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

The gap in life expectancy between patients with type 1 diabetes and the general population has not closed over the past few decades, two new studies published in Diabetologia show. Although life expectancy has improved for patients with type 1 diabetes, so has that of the general population.

In the first study, researchers analysed mortality data of patients with type 1 diabetes in Australia from 1997 to 2010.1 A total of 5981 deaths were identified during 902 136 person …

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