prognosis

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Mortality rates in patients with diabetes mellitus are greater than those in the general population. Excess mortality in insulin-dependent diabetes is due principally to increased renal disease, and in non-insulin-dependent diabetes due to increased cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.

There is evidence supporting that the rate of development of complications, and mortality, are reduced with good diabetic control.

Last edited 03/2018 and last reviewed 03/2018