Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsDiabetes · 2 months ago

How long can someone with controlled hypertension and diabetes (type 2) expect to live?

Controlled with multiple medications but not with exercise and healthy dieting. Asking for an African American, 55 year old family member

7 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago

    We are all day to day. Don't waste your time thinking about it.

  • 1 month ago

    Out of control, at that age, blindness and amputations 3-5 years. Death 10. You have to work hard at getting healthy and follow doctors 9rdwrs or you are going to the a painful death.

  • 2 months ago

    Type 2 diabetes patient some times may die 10 years earlier than non-diabetics.

    If you got hypertension, you should check microalbuminuria once in every 6 months.

    A: HbA1c. HbA1c is a lab test that shows the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the previous 3 months. It shows how well you are controlling your diabetes. 

    B: Control your high Blood pressure, if any. Normal blood pressure- <120/80 mmHg.

    C: Control your blood Cholesterol: Normal cholesterol < 200 mg/dL. LDL <100 mg/dL HDL > 40 mg/dL Triglyceride < 150 mg/dL.

    D: Diabetic education

    E: Eye examination for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataract.

    F: Foot examination

    G: Glucose monitoring. Fasting or postprandial blood sugar may be checked daily and avoid foods that elevates blood sugar.

    H: Health maintenance immunization against influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia.

    I: Indications for specialty care. Heart, kidney, eye should be checked periodically by concerned specialists.

    * Overall, the risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age without diabetes.

    * Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes.

    * The risk for stroke is 2 to 4 times higher among people with diabetes.

  • 2 months ago

    Hypertension is controlled with meds but type 2 diabetes cannot be controlled just with meds as we have to stick to healthy eating and exercise or other health problems kick in - I have both of these problems but at 63 I am healthy as I also eat a healthy diet and do exercises - not always sticking to it through the lockdown but did have surgery for kidney stones.

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  • 2 months ago

    70s, 80s, 90s, or even longer if their hypertension and diabetes are controlled.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Normal life span.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If the person is not controlling their Diabetes through healthy eating they may be at risk of several life altering events, including but not limited to stroke, hear attack, blindness, kidney failure and amputation of lower limbs. as to if or when any of these things might happen, no one can accurately predict.

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