ESRD Uncommon Among Type 1 Diabetes Patients
The researchers found that 4.6% of participants developed ESRD and 20.6% died during 30 years of follow-up. Cumulative mortality was 6.0% at 10 years since diagnosis, 12.2% at 20 years, and 18.4% at 30 years. The standardized mortality ratio was 4.4. There was a mean of 23.6 years from diabetes diagnosis to ESRD. Causes of death included chronic complications (32.2%), acute complications (20.5%), violent death (19.9%), or any other cause (27.4%). In 15% of cases, death was related to alcohol....