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Diabetes

09 September 2011

Rise in alcohol-related deaths in diabetics

Time trends in mortality in patients with type 1 diabetes: Alcohol has become an important cause of death among patients with type 1 diabetes.

Time trends in mortality in patients with type 1 diabetes: nationwide population based cohort study. Alcohol has become an important cause of death among patients with type 1 diabetes since the 1980s, concludes a study published on bmj.com.

So researchers in Finland investigated short and long term time trends in mortality in 17,306 patients diagnosed as having type 1 diabetes below 30 years of age between 1970 and 1999. They also studied the causes of death over time. Participants were followed up for an average of 21 years.

 

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