Re: [IP] Medicare ALJ case
We need to remember also that type 1's who are dying of "old-age" related
problems are mostly people who started their diabetes care with glass syringes
On Jun 30, 2011, at 9:40 PM, Denise Bricher wrote:
> There, I chopped this down a little, so it doesn't appear over and over in
the digest version...
> The ADA just held its meeting, the life expectancy thing was presented there.
I read about it a couple of days ago in a news brief article in the Minneapolis
Star Tribune (on-line). It was there one night and gone the next morning.
> One of the points raised in the article though, was that the increased life
expectancy would have an effect on the insurance industry's actuarial tables!
> I'm sure that whatever happens at the ADA will be reprinted elsewhere.
> Denise B.
> On 6/30/2011 11:23 PM, Susan Lane wrote:
>> Denise, it's curious to me when you state in point 3, the life expectancy of
>> a type I is 68 years. I have a friend who does some kind of work in the
>> insurance world and he studies life expectancy as it pertains to life
>> insurance policies and he said that diabetics who take care of their
>> diabetes live a long natural life. In other words, the disease does not cut
>> your life short. The lack of caring for the disease may though.
>> I'd like to know if anyone else knows about this. I'm "lucky" because I
>> didn't get the disease as a child. I got it at the old age of 57.
>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Denise<email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 3. Type 1 diabetics have a longer life expectancy and a longer survival
>>> span. I just saw an article that said at the ADA's San Diego meeting, the
>>> average life expectancy for a person with Type 1 diabetes is now
>>> 68.something years. (Yippee, I have 10 years left to live, and I'm going to
>>> enjoy them to the max!)
Sue Ann Bowling
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