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What is the life expectancy of a Diabetic person taking medicines( oral) for a period of 25 years? Can he manage with oral drugs for his Diabetes till the end of his life?

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i am having pork egg broccoli beans little portion of all say half plate right in the mng one cup milk n thats for the day, pls suggest


Till you keep your disease under control, you live, else you die because of other organs failing due to diabetes. Take care.

NIDDM patients switch over to Insulin and this starts the other problems.




Are you taking oral drugs for sugar control ? If so for how many years.

Have you started insulin shots?. My question is for many years one can manage his Diabetes type-2 on oral drugs.


The life expectancy is in noway affected as` long` as the sugar levels are controlled . In fact once a person is diagnised with diabetes , he takes utmost care regarding his health and thus complications regarding other problems would be minimum which ensures longer life .


Great positive encouragement from mr bhawalker! It is true that living with or without diabetics the attitude plays very great role . Since this disorder is unique, worrying too much about this takes away our routine life and positive thinking avoids misery though not brings happiness. I am diabetic since 1995 and thank god my vital organs are good no eye heart kidney problem or blood pressure and i am 63 now . Of course

With regular walking diet and medicines for first 10 years and insulin after that help me to lead a normal life.


high spirit make u live for long not only hope marna jeena to upar wale ke hath main hai ramesh babu !!!!!! bawalkarji is right Don worry




Type 2 diabetic life span is reduced by 10 years&of type-1 by 20 years,this is fact,do not try to boast.


Probably my question was understood properly. The question is how long it is possible to manage to control Type-2 DM using only oral drugs and in general

the life expectancy of a diabetic person using oral drugs for a period of 25 years.


Simple answer85-90 years of once life,if he or she lives a healthy and active life


The bad news is that average life expectancy for people with diabetes is shorter than people without diabetes. ... People with type 1 diabetes, on average, have shorter life expectancy by about 20 years. People with type 2 diabetes, on average, have shorter life expectancy by about 10 years.


I differ on the opinion expressed by gangadharan_nair for me diabetes is boon in disguise ....

After becoming diabetic... i became more health conscious...and now after two yrs....i am more healthy... more than when i was not diabetic...now I think i will live more ....


Top 5 countries with highest prevalence of diabetes mellitus are India, China, US, Indonesia and Japan. In India, it's incidence is estimated at 7% of adult population (approximately 65 million affected people), largely due to genetic susceptibility combined with changing lifestyle of low activity high calorie diet, in the growing middle class.

Diabetes has been termed "the mother of all diseases" and sadly despite of tremendous research by the medical industry, a permanent solution for it is yet to be found. Anti-diabetic market in India is about Rs. 4500 crores.

It is the fifth leading cause of death world wide.

I have conducted personal inquiries among the common people suffering from Type 2 diabetes. They don't know glucose meter, HbA1c test, Low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) diet and Long wheat mash diet regimen (LWMDR). They consume sweet rice porridge, ice-cream etc during feast and dinner parties and take double the dose of anti-diabetic pills. They will consult doctors if and when diabetic complications arise.

In such scenario, diabetic patients suffer from end stage renal disease, Ischemic heart disease, gangrene of the lower extremities and blindness in adults. About 65% of diabetic patients suffer from heart attack and 15% suffer from stroke.

Here are some other ways that alcohol can affect diabetes:--

* While moderate amounts of alcohol can cause blood sugar to rise, excess alcohol can actually decrease your blood sugar level -- sometimes causing it to drop into

dangerous levels.

* Beer and sweet wine contain carbohydrates and may raise blood sugar.

* Alcohol stimulates your appetite, which can cause you to overeat and may affect your blood sugar control.

* Alcohol can interfere with the positive effects of oral diabetes medicines or insulin.

* Alcohol may increase triglyceride levels.

* Alcohol may increase blood pressure.

* Alcohol can cause flushing, nausea, increased heart rate, and slurred speech.

If you learn more about diabetes mellitus and it's complications, you can live longer taking adequate precautions.

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