Rates of diabetes rising, but deaths declining
For a modelling study, the responses of people who reported having diabetes for the National Health Interview Survey were linked to data on deaths. Among 598,216 adults, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with diabetes increased, but the number people who died decreased. This meant that people lived with diabetes for a longer period of time. Overall, the number of years living with diabetes increased by 70% in women and 156% in men.