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Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

VV

DTQ-19990427135953
Original posting 17 Aug 1999
Posted to Complications

  
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