[ Diabetes Type 2 ]

Insulin Doubles Death Rate in Type 2 Diabetics: Study

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—We conducted a prospective case-control study. Recent studies have highlighted that death rates from type 1 diabetes in boys and men aged 15 to 24 years have almost doubled since 2000 in the UK. Type 508 Accommodation and the title of the report in the subject line of e-mail. Based on the information given by the GPs, only about 5% of eligible cases with newly diagnosed diabetes were not considered for inclusion or primary exclusions. Researchers followed over 2 million people from 1998–2011, an average of approximately 5 years each. Similarly, the prevalence of diabetes has increased dramatically during a similar period in China, from 5.5 % in 2001 [27] to 11.6 % in 2010[28]. CONCLUSION: Trends in death rate from diabetes according to MCOD differed from that according to UCOD in Taiwan but not in the United States.

1.93, P = 0.045). There were 115,896 patients who were selected for the study from the National Alliance of Christian Mutualities (NACM) in Belgium. Among the Pima, diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of death, and IHD ranks second—a variation from other populations (in which IHD ranks first), probably partly attributable to a much younger age of onset of diabetes among the Pima than in the U.S. Sixty-five percent of those with diabetes die of some form of heart or blood vessel disease. On the other hand, if you have too much insulin, blood sugar levels can drop dangerously low, potentially leading to coma or death. All MMWR HTML versions of articles are electronic conversions from typeset documents. The white racial category, as defined by the U.S.


Median life expectancy was 8 years lower for diabetic adults aged 55-64 years and 4 years lower for those aged 65-74 years. What matters is whether lives are improved and lengthened. But drugs are rarely tested on that basis. A detailed description of the AMD and methods for creating it are described elsewhere in this supplement.12 Briefly, this database contains death certificate data that have been linked to IHS patient registration records. Lastly, perhaps our higher rates of mortality from diabetes represent not an over-diagnosis of diabetes- caused death in Israel, but rather an under-diagnosis in other countries. That, though, simply doesn’t happen. Instead of looking at the outcomes that matter, substitutes are used.

They’re called markers, which are intermediate results that are assumed to be indicative of benefit. In the case of insulin, the marker is blood sugar level. Insulin is required to transport glucose (blood sugar) into cells so that they can produce energy. Thus, insulin reduces blood sugar levels. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in 2009 and is the leading cause of new cases of kidney failure, blindness among adults younger than 75, and amputation of feet and legs not related to injury. The Hispanic female rate, as with the male rate, was twice the White rate. An additional strength of our study is that we included adjustments for key confounding variables, such as obesity and smoking, in our multivariate analysis.

Urban/Rural: Counties were categorized into Metropolitan, Small Metropolitan, Mixed Urban-Rural and Rural. In 2013-2014, the Mixed Urban-Rural diabetes death rate was the highest, the Small Metropolitan rate the lowest and the Metropolitan rate was in the middle. So, how can it be beneficial to give more insulin when cells are unable to utilize what’s already there? Case subjects were more likely than control subjects to have poorer glycemic control (GHb 11.1 vs. Yet, that’s precisely what doctors do! They give insulin to replace insulin, when a lack of insulin isn’t the problem! 2 and 3).

As this study has demonstrated, forcing insulin into the body actually results in worse outcomes. One possible explanation for the steep increase in diabetes related deaths could be increased awareness of the disorder. All that time it’s been justified because it reduces blood sugar. But the effects that count—quality of life and longevity—haven’t been considered.

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