What is the life span of a diabetic that you know

By amariyah Latest Reply 2010-09-19 08:00:16 -0500
Started 2010-09-15 10:54:18 -0500

Don't understand this "BODY"

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CaliKo 2010-09-16 22:47:14 -0500 Report

My Dad is also a T2 diabetic. I've been diagnosed for 2 years. At 85, Dad has been diagnosed for 30-something years. With Mom's support, he has avoided the major complications. I'm better at exercising than he has been, so hopefully I'll do as well as he has.

jason123 2010-09-17 06:48:40 -0500 Report

Kudos to your dad! There are a lot of long lasting T1s, but I rarely hear T2s lived well so many years into their 80s. I am T2 as are many members on this board. Your dad is as inspirational to me as are those lived with T1 for 6 decades. I like to exercise too, maybe I can live to 85…:-)

CaliKo 2010-09-17 09:46:12 -0500 Report

Thanks, he's an inspiration to me, also. Mom and Dad don't travel anymore, at least much further than their church or dr. appts, but they still have their own home and Dad still drives safely.

mo91108 2010-09-15 14:52:49 -0500 Report

Well my Boyfriend's aunt's mother had diabetes and lived till she was about 90 something. If you take care of yourself, you can live to be as old as you want, and not even have a diabetic complication in the world. They lady I mentioned didn't even pass away from her diabetes, but from natural causes. So don't even worry about it. Good Luck and take care.

jayabee52 2010-09-15 13:46:45 -0500 Report

Howdy Amariyah
In the "Start a Discussion" page "Body" is where you write the question you want to ask or the topic you wish to discuss.

From the subject of the Topic "What is the life span . . . ." you could add definition to your question, or add a statement to clarify the question.

To answer what I believe your question to be: It depends on how well a PWD (person with diabetes) takes care of oneself.

Case in point is "Richard 157" who just started a discussion announcing that Sept. 15 2010 was the 65th anniversary of his diagnosis. You might want so take a look: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/81... .

So, back to answering your question, a diagnosis ("Dx") of diabetes ("DM") could mean that if you take proper care of yourself, you can live a life that is long and full.

BTW: Welcome to DC
Blessings to you and yours

jason123 2010-09-15 16:27:46 -0500 Report

I actually know a man, in real life, not online, has a T1 diabetic life span of close to 70. He passed out on his battle ship in WWII and was sent home…I think he is 88 now, and I will meet him again tomorrow (and listen to him bragging again..).

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