Patients with Type 2 diabetes, aged 35 to 54, are three times more likely to die early than those of the same age without the disease. The disease develops when the body can not make enough insulin or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly as compared to type 1 diabetes in which the body cannot make any insulin at all.
The study which considered 264,000 patients showed that Type 2 Diabetes was just as dangerous as the type 1 which was earlier considered more vigorous.
Research author Henrietta Mulnier of Surrey University and team compared information from GPs’ records in the UK on deaths from all causes between January 1992 and October 1999.
Mulnier said that findings showed that “people with Type 2 diabetes would have a higher risk of dying earlier rather than later."
She emphasized that added that there was “need to focus on early detection and treatment.”
Published in the journal of Diabetic, May 2006