Type 1 diabetics are living longer
“I never expected to live this long.”
That's a refrain becoming increasingly common among people with Type 1 diabetes, many of whom were told as children their lives would likely be shortened due to a complication of the disease, such as kidney failure, heart attack or a stroke.
But a growing number of diabetics have defied the odds, living with the disease for 50 years or more and often remaining otherwise healthy - and a Canadian study is underway to find out why.
Sheryl Ubelacker Reports
Angela White, St. Paul's Hospital Volunteer