German researchers have looked at mortality in type 2 diabetics. It is estimated to be twice that of non-diabetics.
Thanks to medical progress, the reduction of the mortality rate of diabetics has been very important in the last fifty years. Nevertheless, people with diabetes have a higher mortality risk than non-diabetics.
German researchers have assessed the difference in risk between type 2 and non-diabetic diabetics. The mortality of type 2 diabetics is twice as high according to a study published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.
Risks especially in undiagnosed people
Scientists used data from a national health survey conducted in 1998. They recontacted 6979 participants between 2008 and 2011.
In people aged 45 years or older, the risk of death is 1.82 times higher for type 2 diabetics, diagnosed or not, compared to non-diabetics. For undiagnosed people the risk is higher: 1.96 against 1.68 for those diagnosed.
Increased risk for youth
In addition, this excess mortality is more pronounced and is more pronounced among young adults. Likewise, undiagnosed men appear to have a higher risk of death from the results of this study.
For the researchers, it is thus necessary to accentuate the prevention of diabetes but also to better support diabetic patients and in particular young people.
Indeed, earlier detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes would significantly reduce the risk of complications and mortality.