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Can someone with type 2 diabetes live a normal life span and be resonably healthy?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If: You diet, exercise, lose weight, control risk factors, normalize glucose, get educated and good medical advice, take the proper medication, prevent complications == you can lead a totally normal life.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

For what length of time can someone live with type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 16 years experience
For a lifetime: Once you have dm you have it for life. It can be controlled with medicine, wt loss and even just diet. But if diet changes or weight increases then blood sugars will often increase even if previously controlled and it tends to get worse over time as the pancreas gives out and is not able to make enough insulin.

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Last updated May 6, 2013

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