Diabetes fallout prompts dire warnings

Death rate from type 2 is going against the overall trend

Having diabetes doubles a person’s chance of death, and the outlook is particularly grim for those with type 2.

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A report examining 156,000 diabetes-related deaths in Australia between 2009 and 2014 highlights a widening gap in the death rate of people with type 2 diabetes compared with the general population.

The results, published in the latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report, show the overall death rate in Australia is down but not for type 2 diabetes patients, which has increased by