Overall mortality in diabetes mellitus: where do we stand today?

  title={Overall mortality in diabetes mellitus: where do we stand today?},
  author={George E Dailey},
  journal={Diabetes technology & therapeutics},
  volume={13 Suppl 1},
Life expectancy for a patient with type 2 diabetes remains substantially shorter than an equivalent individual without diabetes, largely because of a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. Diabetes is also associated with an increased incidence of many types of cancer, suggesting that malignancy may also contribute to higher rates of mortality. Hyperglycemia is one of the key risk factors for diabetes-associated macro- and microvascular disease, and as such, intensive glycemic control is… CONTINUE READING


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