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Early type 1 diabetes shortens women's lives by 18 years

Women who developed type 1 diabetes before the age of ten years die an average of nearly 18 years earlier than women who do not have diabetes. Men in the corresponding situation lose almost 14 years of life. The lives of patients diagnosed at age 26-30 years are shortened by an average of 10 years, according to research published in the British medical journal the Lancet.

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