Diabetics have a lower life expectancy than men with Diabetes
In Germany, approximately 7.6 million people are diabetic. The metabolic disease can lead to numerous secondary diseases to. Women with Diabetes have a higher risk than the affected men. Also their life expectancy is lower.
More than seven million Germans suffer from Diabetes
According to health experts, living in Germany, around 7.6 million diabetics. 95 percent of them are suffering from type 2 Diabetes. The disease can lead to numerous secondary diseases to. Often, Diabetes is caused in the course of time diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as heart attack or chronic heart weakness. Diabetics have the disease at a higher risk for a result of as a diabetic. In addition, the life expectancy for the affected women less than men with Diabetes. The German Diabetes society (DDG) in a message.
Being overweight increases the risk of disease
Overweight increased in both sexes, the risk of developing type 2 Diabetes.
According to the DDG, women tend, on average, more likely to be Overweight and adiposity (obesity) than men.
And although men are more likely to have belly stressed fat distribution, a high abdominal fat percentage for women is a stronger risk factor for metabolic disease.
According to the experts, women with Diabetes type 1 or type 2 in comparison to the affected men have a higher mortality risk.
Here, it is in men with type 2 Diabetes to be 2.8-fold and in women even to 4.2 times higher than the metabolism of healthy people of both sexes. In biological, social and socio-psychological factors play a role.
Higher Mortality Rate
“In all age groups, women have a higher mortality rate due to Diabetes than men”, says private lecturer Dr. med. Julia Szendrödi, head of the Clinical study center the German Diabetes center (DDZ) in Düsseldorf, Germany.
“However, the difference is in the age group of 65 – to 69-Year-old the greatest.”
In addition, the excess mortality of women with Diabetes in Germany, despite comparable health-care is higher than in Sweden, great Britain or Canada.is studies suggest that
Increased load also applies to women with type 1 Diabetes
As the DDG writes on ways women with Diabetes also have a significantly higher mortality due to cardiovascular diseases.
“Even after taking into account all other risk factors such as Obesity, high blood pressure, blood lipid values and Smoking, women with Diabetes suffer in comparison to the affected men have a 27 percent higher risk of stroke and a 44 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease,” explains the Doctor.
This increased burden also applies to women with type 1 Diabetes. If you are already ill in early Childhood, it is your risk for a serious cardiovascular risk even up to 90-fold higher than in women without Diabetes.
Gender-specific factors need to be explored
According to the DDG must be explored for effective strategies for the prevention and treatment of gender-specific biological and social factors, and patterns of behavior.
“Currently the study of women and men, accompany, and we look at the German Diabetes center in Düsseldorf, Germany in the framework of the German Diabetes from the time of their diabetes diagnosis,” explains Dr. Szendrödi.
“It shows that despite optimal treatment, many women do not fat to reach the target values for Glucose control, blood pressure and blood values.”
The data suggest that increased Rates of escorts depend diseases and the higher mortality rate in women, among other socio-psychological factors, such as the own care in the medical treatment, compliance with diets or sports activities together.
“Women have more deficits than men, and to lead to a combination of life circumstances, other diseases and physical limits as possible reasons,” explains the Director of the Clinical study centre at the DDZ.
According to Dr. Szendrödi the data available on life expectancy in women with Diabetes is still insufficient.
“One reason could be that women in the childbearing age from clinical trials frequently to avoid on the one hand, cycle – dependent effects, on the other hand, the risk of unplanned occurring pregnancy with study medication.” (ad)