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Diabetes

03 March 2011

Most diabetics die prematurely

People with diabetes are 80% more likely to die prematurely than those without the disease - and it's not just diabetes that's killing them. Cancer, infectious diseases, even suicide are all more common among diabetics.

People with diabetes are 80% more likely to die prematurely than those without the disease - and it's not just diabetes that's killing them.

The report is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

People with diabetes often die prematurely

 

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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