A diabetes doctor says the disease is more than "diabetes", it is also a risk factor for other diseases.
In the therapy of diabetes, it is increasingly important that the disease is not just "diabetes". This is also a risk factor for Cardiovascular diseases and events such as heart attack, stroke and premature death.
60-year-old patient with Type 2 diabetes loses on average about six years, says Dr. Ludwin Ley from Boehringer Ingelheim in an interview with Pharma Facts. In combination with a heart attack, it may even be an average of twelve.
Although this is increasingly becoming the focus of public reporting, it is still not yet known.