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Diabetic live longer by a decade and have other benefits in this community (CUPS-16)!!
 
   
Mortality Rates Due to Diabetes in a selected Urban South Indian Population - The Chennai Urban Population Study [CUPS - 16]
   
  JAPI Vol. 54, February 2006, Page 113-117  
   
  Anomalous conclusion - The results of this study published in the Journal of Association of Physician of India (JAPI) in February 2006 shows that during the 6 year follow-up period overall mortality rate was higher in Diabetic compared to Non-diabetic subjects.  
   
  "It concludes that in Urban India Mortality rates are 2 told higher in people with diabetic compared to non-diabetic subjects. Cardiovascular and Renal diseases are the commonest causes of death among diabetes subjects."  
   
  A detailed reading of this paper shows that in this community for the number of patients followed up (1140) the prevalence of Hypertension was 23.1% and prevalence of Diabetes was 12.5%. Prevalence of Hypertension was more than Diabetes!  
   
 
Parameters
Non-diabetic subjects(997)
Diabetic subjects (143)
  Survivors
(n=964)
Non-survivors
(n=33)
Survivors
(n=126)
Non-survivors
(n=17)
Age (Yrs.) 41+14 54+16*** 54+11 66+12***
Male n (%) 420(43.6%) 16(48.5%) 64(50.8%) 7(41.2%)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 119+ 22 123+ 20 131+ 14 139+ 17*
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 77+14 79 + 12 84 + 10 87+ 11
Body mass index (kg/m2) 22.3 +4.4 21.0 +5.1 25.3 + 4.0 23.1 + 4.7*
Waist circumference (cm) 76 + 13 65 + 19** 87 + 11 81 + 11*
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl) 76 + 17 77 + 15 153 + 79 169 + 131
Serum Cholesterol (mg/dl) 167 + 44 165 + 40 199 + 53 186 + 66
Serum Triglycerides (mg/dl) 111 + 70 95 + 32* 172 + 98 123 + 55*
Hypertension n (%) 185(19.2%) 9(27.3%) 57(45.2%) 12(70.6%)*
Coronary artery disease n (%) 86(9.5%) 5(16.7%) 21(17.5%) 7(43.8%)
Smoking n (%) 133(13.8%) 10(30.3%)** 9(7.1%) 1(5.9%)
Alcohol n (%) 237(24.6%) 13(39.4%) 29(23.0%) 3(17.6%)
 
   
  * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, *** P< 0.001 compared to survivors  
   
  From the above table it is clear that Diabetic Subjects appear to have one decade more longevity than the non-diabetic subjects. Also it is interesting and unexplained in the paper, that death due to Gasto Intestinal, Respiratory, Cancer, Unnatural causes, Life Style Causes, all these were not present in diabetics but seen only in non-diabetic subjects. All these factors lead to the inevitable conclusion that instead of being an increased risk for mortality, diabetes has bestowed atleast 10 years of longevity to the people in this community, because those diabetics who had died, are above the age of average life-expectancy in India (64.6 yrs.) as shown by the causes 2000 by the registrar General of India - (Source: National Medical Journal of India Vol.15, No.4, 2002, Page 213.)  
   
  The conclusions appear skewed?  
   
  Read on the paper and judge for yourself.  
   
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