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Question:

From Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA:

My 94 year old aunt was diagnosed with diabetes a little over a year ago, and all she was required to do was take a pill and check her blood twice a day, but now her doctors are telling her that she doesn't have diabetes anymore and doesn't need to test her blood sugar levels. Is it possible for type 2 diabetes to just "go away" in elderly individuals?

Answer:

Maybe some other medicine made the blood glucose higher. Maybe all the levels are close enough that they are leaving a 94 year old alone. Otherwise, is she dieting and exercising like we recommend for early type 2?

LD

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Original posting 25 Apr 2002
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