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A 25-year-old male asked:

are there any cases where internal medicine doctors have not been able to control their own diabetes properly and ran into complications like amputations of toes,etc between ages 30-40?, in spite of having medical knowledge. your friends/colleagues?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: These type of complications specifically in type 1 diabetes can happen in anybody, psychology and how aggressive the disease is and doctors are not spared. Uncommon, but happening.

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