Diabetic belong to lifelong disease, cannot effect a radical cure, old people was gotten diabetic provide physical ability to live how to long still want to decide according to the illness. Wardmate should be accepted in time according to the doctor’s proposal only check and treat in time, avoid illness accentuation, regular work and rest should assure among the life, notice abstinence of smoke of Buddhist monastic discipline, cooperate the doctor’s examination and cure, can prolong life appropriately so. Actually the diabetic dies at rarely diabetic, because,majority is diabetic complication or the death that place of complication pathological changes causes, so the patient should have dominated blood sugar only, reduce the occurrence of complication, can prolong life.
Conversely, Once produce complication, and fall in the situation that did not receive seasonable and effective treatment, possible meeting affects life. For example diabetic nephrosis develops certain level, urea nitrogen and flesh anhydride level lift certain level, undertake with respect to need dialytic or kidney transplant will maintain life, meet those who cause life shorten so, on very much even old people operating-table with respect to refuse to come down. Meanwhile, of the diabetic sufficient once be affected, send gangrene especially, often need amputation to endanger life even, such circumstance to senile diabetic also be a deathblow.
The main cause of death that the most important is senile diabetic is cardiovascular disease, once the diabetic is intercurrent cardiovascular disease, the risk that its produce heart stalk, cerebral hemorrhage to wait increases, life expectancy also can decrease greatly subsequently. And, old people suffers from diabetic still can cause blindness, the senile diabetic of blindness has a lot of inconvenience and risk in the life, easy experience a few unpredictable risks, if fall,fall etc, serious when also can endanger life.