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From Massachusetts, USA:

What would the life expectancy be for someone who gets type 1 diabetes at age 10?


Life expectancy at age 20 after 10 years of typeá1 diabetes will depend very greatly on the quality of blood sugar control over this period. If hemoglobin A1c readings have been fairly consistently within 1% of the upper limit of the normal range (or lower), and there is no evidence of hypertension, microalbuminuria or microaneurysms in the retina, then life expectancy (if this state is maintained) could be essentially normal.


Original posting 3 Jul 2002
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