The diabetologist says that the disease is not only "diabetes", but also a risk factor for other diseases.
In the treatment of diabetes, it is more and more often stated that the disease is not just "diabetes". It is also a risk factor for Cardiovascular disease and events such as heart attack, stroke and premature death.
A 60-year-old patient from Type 2 diabetes loses an average of about six years, says Dr. Ludwin Ley from Boehringer Ingelheim in an interview with "Pharma Facts". In combination with a heart attack it can be up to an average of twelve.
Although it is increasingly being publicly reported, it is not known enough yet.