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

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