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Type-1 Diabetes Life Expectancy on the Rise

According to Reuters, a Scottish study published in JAMA reports that patients with type-1 diabetes live an average of 11-13 years less than people without the illness. Though this information is disheartening to type-1 diabetes patients, the researchers said that the life expectancy gap is slowly diminishing. The study authors devised these estimates after analyzing data from 24,691 patients diagnosed with the condition between 2008-2010. An additional study compared 711 patients who maintained control over blood sugar levels for seven years, with 730 patients who did not. It was found that those who had maintained control over blood sugar levels were less likely to die over 27 years than those who did not.

Read the article published in Reuters.

Read the study published in JAMA.