Seventy-five percent or more of new cases of type-2 diabetes can be prevented according to an expert at Harvard Medical School. If that is true can type-1 diabetes also be prevented? New tests may provide the answer.
If a person develops diabetes during his 40’s or 50’s his life might be shortened by 5-10 years, and it is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, according to an article in diabetes.com. It can lead to blindness, kidney failure, causing a person to have to be on a dialysis machine or amputation of a foot or leg.