Prognosis of Diabetes


About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Diabetes usually refers to the likely outcome of Diabetes. The prognosis of Diabetes may include the duration of Diabetes, chances of complications of Diabetes, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Diabetes, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Diabetes. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis of Diabetes: Good in the short-term, possibility of severe complications later in life.
Average life years lost from Diabetes: 13.8 years (SEER)1; 15.4 in North Carolina2; 2.1 average YPLL/person for diabetes (underlying cause of death) in Michigan3.
Deaths from Diabetes: 71,372 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 68,399 annual deaths or 2.9% of deaths (CDC/1999)
Cause of death rank: 6th leading cause of death in 1999 and 2000 (CDC).
Complications: see complications of Diabetes

1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
2. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
3. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA

Last revision: April 10, 2003

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