The elderly with type 1 diabetes are increasing…and their deaths are decreasing

Written By Mark

A statistical study revealed that the number of people with type 1 diabetes who are 65 years of age or older increased from 1.3 million people in 1990 to 3.7 million in 2019, while the number of deaths among this group decreased by 25% from 4.7 per 100,000 people in the year. 1990 to 3.5 per 100,000 people in 2019.

According to the study published in the scientific journal “British Medical Journal”, it is clear from these results that patients with type 1 diabetes are now living longer compared to the past, but the decline in death rates was 13 times higher in high-income countries compared to In middle- and low-income countries, which indicates the continuing inequality in the provision of health care services for diabetes patients between the rich and poor countries of the world.

It is known that diabetes is one of the diseases that reduces the average life expectancy of patients, but recent studies have observed an increase in the number of elderly people suffering from this disease due to improved methods of treatment and care.

The study was conducted by a Chinese research team based on data from a study called “Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors 2019,” and included individuals aged 65 years or older from 204 countries during the period from 1990 to 2019.

In the study, which was reported on the Medical Express website, which specializes in medical research, the researchers stressed the need to direct attention to strategies for dealing with elderly people with diabetes, including directing the financial resources necessary for health care for this age group.