Hi, Thanks for all those people who responded. Your comments were really useful…Great website, better than anything else out there.
I just have a few more points on diabetic lifespan where i would welcome feedback, firstly every yearly check and visits to my doctor always begin with him asking how long i have been type 1 diabetic(even though he has my notes in front of him!!). When i mention 27 yrs he always says this is such a long time. I always leave feeling that i am on borrowed time before the complications set in or i just keel over. i am 41 and even accounting for 15 yrs off my lifespan for diabetes this is still a short time to suffer aint it?? Secondly research shows ony 40% of people with diabetes suffer complications. So does that mean the majority 60% should have same life expectancy as a non diabteic - this is never discussed - only the reduced lifespan as a general statement. Pls can someone help me make sense of it all. A new daughter in my life has suddenly brought up fears of my own mortality. Chris