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CHD and Type 2 Diabetic

I just read that after a diagnosis of Congestive Heart Desease, you only have about 5 years left.?
Since I learned last July that I have CHD, I have been diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic and the insulin treatment seems to be working, my numbers now in the 90's. I've lost 23 lbs but I'm still not on a reliable exercize plan. Although, I am walking better and able to bounce up the stairs again. Does the 5 year death sentence still stick if I keep up with my therapy? Pam
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization in people older than 65. In developed countries, the mean age of patients with heart failure is 75 years old. In developing countries, two to three percent of the population suffers from heart failure, but in those 70 to 80 years old, it occurs in 20—30 percent. Heart failure (HF) affects about 5 million people in the US; > 500,000 new cases occur each year.
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