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People with type 1 diabetes are living longer

Posted January 08, 2015, 11:23 am Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Better blood sugar control may be the key to longer survival Ninety years ago, type 1 diabetes was a death sentence: half of people who developed it died within two years; more than 90% were dead within five years. Thanks to the introduction of insulin therapy in 1922, and numerous advances since then, many people…

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