Insulin dosage for type II diabetes linked with increased death risk

This is another reason why controlling and mastering your type II diabetes through smart and intelligent diet and lifestyle changes, is the best way to enhance your own longevity.

“When compared to patients who received doses of less than 0.5 units, our findings indicate that patients receiving doses of between 1 to 1.5 units and more than 1.5 units were associated with a much greater death rate over time. An estimated 15% of patients taking a dose of between 1 and 1.5 units had a 40% increased risk of death compared with the under-0.5 unit group, and the 5% of patients receiving more than 1.5 units had a 75% increased risk of death when compared with the same group”
Principal Investigator, Professor Craig Currie, Cardiff University School of Medicine, December 2014.

Study by researchers from Cardiff University looking over the medical history of 6,484 type II diabetes patients from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), as published in the journal of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, December 2014.

 


 

Posted: Saturday 2 May 2015