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What is brittle diabetes?

The term “brittle diabetes” is sometimes used to refer to wide, unpredictable swings in blood glucose. These problems are often resolved by carefully managing factors affecting blood glucose, this includes meal times, when insulin and medications are taken, and lifestyle changes.
Brittle diabetes is a condition where a person with diabetes has blood sugar levels that are difficult to control and the body's response to medication is exaggerated or extreme.

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