If a patient with diabetes develops coronary artery disease, life expectancy generally varies from person to person. If the coronary artery disease is limited to stable angina, the overall life expectancy will not be very different from that of a normal person because the likelihood of myocardial infarction or heart failure is relatively low in this condition. If a patient with diabetes and coronary heart disease has reached unstable angina or even heart attack, the overall life expectancy will be shorter because the function of the whole heart is significantly reduced in this case, and it often indicates that the patient has other complications, such as diabetic cerebrovascular complications and diabetic nephropathy, etc. The quality of life of diabetic patients will be greatly reduced, and the life expectancy may be about 10 years. It is more difficult to exceed 20 years.
Share your experience, or seek help from fellow patients.