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  1. marge stromberg
    marge stromberg August 24, 2013 at 5:44 am | | Reply

    Fascinating… I’m 73 and know that I have to be a lot more careful about my carb/insulin balance…

  2. Gretchen
    Gretchen August 24, 2013 at 5:58 am | | Reply

    Wow! Thanks Will. I have a friend who just turned 80, and she’s down to about 2 units of basal and no bolus for most of her LC meals. She’s very thin and was originally thought to be type 2 and controlled for 6 years with a LC diet only, but then they decided she was LADA. She used to take about 15 units of basal plus bolus for meals.

    I can think of two possible explanations: beta cells are recovering or liver damage, maybe just liver poop-out from age, is limiting gluconeogenesis.

    I read once on an Indian site that some herbal drugs used to control type 2 actually act by damaging the liver.

    If you figure this out, please let us know.

  3. Scott E
    Scott E August 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm | | Reply

    Oh man, now I actually can’t wait to grow old!

  4. Caroline Yeager, M.D.
    Caroline Yeager, M.D. August 29, 2013 at 9:53 pm | | Reply

    The other thing that happens to older patients is that their doctors may also be aging and out of touch.

    But then,, most doctors are out of touch when it comes to DM. lol

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