Women with type 1 diabetes have a nearly 40 percent greater risk of death from any cause, and more than twice the risk of dying from heart disease than men suffering from type 1 diabetes, the researchers report.

Diabetes in Women

In the analysis of 26 studies that included more than 200,000 people, researchers found that women with type 1 diabetes had a 37 percent higher risk of death from stroke than men with type 1 diabetes.The researchers also found that women with type 1 diabetes have a 44 percent higher risk of death from kidney disease than men with the same type of diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes increases the risk of premature death in women and men, but Type 1 diabetes is far more deadly to women than men with the disease.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.The insulin - the hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other foods into energy.Worldwide, the incidence of type 1 diabetes in children 14 years and younger increased by 3 per cent annually s

ince 1989. In Russia, approximately 7,000 children and 7,000 adults are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes every year, according to the researchers.

Since people with type 1 diabetes do not produce their own insulin, they need to replace the hormone through multiple daily injections or an insulin pump, which has a small tube inserted under the skin to deliver insulin.However

insulin requirements are constantly changing, depending on the food consumed, the level of activity, and even stress.When too little insulin administered, the blood sugar level rises.For a long time it may cause dangerous complications such as increased risk of heart disease .

But also, too much insulin can cause a drop in blood sugar levels ( hypoglycemia ), which can cause a number of unpleasant sharply symptoms such as sweating, nausea, irritability and confusion.Not cured hypoglycemia may lead to unconsciousness and even death.

Women are harder to control blood sugar levels due to many factors, such as changes in hormone levels - especially during puberty - it can affect the body's sensitivity to insulin and cause fluctuations in blood sugar levels.The researchers also believe that the high level of sugar in the blood can cause more harm to women's blood vessels than men.

The results show that young girls and women with type 1 diabetes may need additional monitoring, not only to ensure that they kept their blood sugar levels under control, but also control the other major risk factors, such as bloodpressure , cholesterol.

Once a person is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes - regardless of sex - he has to get a lot of support and help in the management of their health and the level of risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

Among people without diabetes, women live longer than men.This advantage is lost among women with type 1 diabetes.Both women and men with type 1 diabetes die much younger than they should.

Scientists do not know why this inequality exists, but it appears that excess sugar can cause more damage to the blood vessels of female than male.You may need early treatment of women drugs to prevent heart disease and stroke.

Most of the excess mortality among men and women could be prevented with better access to methods for controlling blood sugar, such as an insulin pump.Scientists still need to investigate why there early deaths.

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