Women With Type 1 Diabetes May Face Greater Mortality Risk

February 5, 2015 11:39 PM

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Women With Type 1 Diabetes May Face Greater Mortality Risk

Compared with men who have type 1 diabetes, women with the disease were nearly 40% more likely to experience all-cause mortality and twice as likely to experience a fatal or nonfatal vascular event.

“On average, women live longer than men. But, our findings show that in women with type 1 diabetes, this ‘female protection' seems to be lost and excess deaths in women with type 1 diabetes are higher than in men with the disease,” Rachel R. Huxley, DPhil, lead study author with the University of Qu...

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