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Life expectancy

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by M05, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. M05

    M05 · Member

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    Is there any studies of type 1 diabetes and life expectancy with todays technology
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Studies regarding life expectancy tend to need historic data. I don't think "todays technology" has been around long enough to have a significant impact.

    I think life expectancy has been discussed on other threads you have started, @M05
    I chose to do as much as I can to minimise the impact diabetes has on life expectancy (keep my blood sugars within range as much as possible) without detracting from the life that I live. If I am comfortable with what I am doing, I do not worry about how many years I have left - my guess is I won't be taken off by anything diabetes related.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Like anything tech or med wise developed to prolong life.
    Sometimes it's just down to who has access to it, & how it's used to the the best of individual ability.

    I've worked with a pump user for a few years who unfortunatly struggled with his health, where as on MDI. I faired better.
    It's a "lottery" on so many levels. BG managment helps..
     
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    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The old eternal question of life expectancy ! All I’ll say is try and manage your bloods ! Make sure blood sugar is taken regularly . Technology these days makes diabetes so much easier to manage than 40 years ago
    And because life expectancy is such a fickle thing fill your life with as much as you can!
     
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    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    All I can say is that at the age of 13, being Type1 for 12 years already, I was told I might make it to 20. In my early 20s my father was told by an actuary that statistically I had a chance of reaching 40 if I looked after myself. I am now 62! Is there any point in expectancy?
     
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    Torres71 Type 1 · Member

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    I'm 49 & diagnosed with diabetes last April & told in December I have type 1 diabetes. It all freaked me out at first, including life expectancy. Have always looked after myself, so hope I'm not going anywhere for many decades to come. Fate can do one.:facepalm:
     
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  7. mansingh01

    mansingh01 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi - it depends on how you manage it. Doctor Bernstein in usa has been type 1 for 80 years. It’s worth a read of his method and book
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    @Grant_Vicat - Glad you are here to share your wisdom.

    I think living life in anticipation of a t1 life expectancy is like creating boundaries for your own existence - personally I see no difference between my life expectancy and a non diabetics, more so now with the tech available.
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Although it's not JUST about managing it. Bernstein (and all of us) will have different DNA, different backgrounds, different OTHER health conditions, different jobs, different physiology and on and on. I DO agree that the better we manage ourselves the better our chances overall but I don't agree that just because Bernstein has reached 80 by 'managing' his type 1 that we all will or would even want to do it like he does. So even when people manage it exceptionally well does not imply that that alone gets them to 80. It's not quite that 'easy' or straightforward.
     
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    Rhys. Type 1 · Member

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    Love This Grant! I know there are loads of you with this sort of benchmark and even further. Hats off to you all.
     
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    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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