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A 45-year-old member asked:

can undiagnosed diabetes pose a threat to your health in the long run?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, Gigantic: From population studies, at time of diagnosis, hba1c ≥6.5%, people with elevated glucose are not just starting to more rapidly develop atherosclerosis, they have been doing so for several decades, do not live as long & have more cardiovascular events than people without dm who have already had a heart attack. Plus dm have problems with a vast array of body functions, slow healing, etc.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
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Sep 6, 2013

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