The moment in life when diabetes type 1 develops has a major influence on life expectancy
Early life onset of diabetes type 1 shortens life by 18 years for women - health science news

New research has shown that the age at which diabetes type 1 manifests itself is an important predictor of life expectancy. More specifically, development of diabetes type 1 before 10 years of age results in a loss of 18 years for women and 14 years for men. The lives of patients diagnosed with diabetes type 1 between 26 and 30 years of age shorten on average by ten years. The highest risk of mortality is the risk of cardiovascular disease, especially heart attacks in women. These rather upsetting findings highlight the need to treat young patients as effectively as possible.

Read the full story: University of Gothenburg
Scientific publication: The Lancet