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Diabetic Women: Death Rate Grows Despite Declines In Other Areas, Study Says

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:35pm

Note from Connie: Why aren't females with diabetes taking better care of themselves if they know they have this potentially deadly disease? This weighs heavily on my mind, given the alarming increase in the number of ladies who die from diabetes. Karen James tells us about a new study.

Despite an overall decrease in U.S. death rates since 1971, the difference between that of self-reported diabetic and non-diabetic women approximately doubled from 8.3 to 18.2 annual deaths per 1,000 people for all causes between 1971 and 2000, according to a study that recently appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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