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Friday, August 23, 2013

Disciplined diabetics live longer, better....=HEALTH-AWAWRENESS=..

The results did not come as a surprise. "But it confirmed what we already knew . Diabetes with obesity and hypertension kills," said epidemiologist Shanthi Rani . The results showed that obesity was present in 37 % of the non-survivors compared with 33.6% of long-term survivors . The mean BMI was also lesser among survivors . Most non-surviours died due to myocardial infarction and renal disease . Infections and cancer contributed the rest . "It appears reasonable to conclude that if T2DM patients do not die of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or nephropathy within the first 20-30 years of T2DM, then they tend to live longer and die of other causes , including cancer ," she said . The long-term survivors were using more statin and insulin . However , data on the prevalence of complications among survivors were high , possibly due to longer duration of diabetes . Doctors say this made them slightly sick. For instance retinopathy was present in 76% of the survivors in this study . Microabluminuria was present in 8.4% and only one patient among the survivors required dialysis . "So the progression to end-stage renal disease appears to be uncommon . But the incidence of prevalence of renal disease was higher among the nonsurvivors ," said Dr Mohan. 

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