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Researchers at Australia’s Royal Melbourne Hospital recently determined that technological advances have increased the life expectancy of people living with type 1 diabetes.
It is expected that new technology has allowed for better management of blood glucose levels. These advances have come in the form of insulin pumps, blood glucose meters with better accuracy, continuous glucose monitors, and smartphone apps.
It should still be noted that life expectancy is shorter for people with type 1 diabetes than people without the disease, but now, the chances of living a long and healthy life are better than ever.
These findings were published in the Medical Journal of Australia on October 5, 2015.