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From Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

I've just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I am 32, I am not on medication and I am at my ideal weight. Assuming tight control, how likely am I to develop complications and how long am I expected to live?


We don't know how long you will live, but the evidence from all the studies is that keeping your glucose in the normal range reduces your risk for any diabetes complications tremendously. I would like to say that your risk is no greater than a person without diabetes, but I don't know that.


Original posting 17 Aug 1999
Posted to Complications


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