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Type 1 diabetes 'more deadly for women'

The study was published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Credit: Hugo Philpott/PA Wire

Type 1 diabetes is more dangerous for women than men, new research suggests.

Researchers found that female patients:

  • Have a 40% increased risk of death from any cause
  • Are twice as likely to die from heart disease than men with the condition
  • They are at greater risk of strokes
  • And are 44% more likely to die from kidney disease

Scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia analysed data from 26 studies involving more than 200,000 men and women with Type 1 diabetes.

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