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Will a type 2 diabetic die if they stop taking insulin?
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
If you have type 2 diabetes and need Insulin and you stop taking it you can go into hyper-osmolar coma (very high blood sugar with dehydration) which has a very high mortality rate.

In brief: Yes
If you have type 2 diabetes and need Insulin and you stop taking it you can go into hyper-osmolar coma (very high blood sugar with dehydration) which has a very high mortality rate.
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