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[IP] type 2 and complications

I have a good friend who is already having symptoms of neuropathy only 
one year after being diagnosed with type 2. All of my diabetes 
experience is with our daughter and type 1 so I can't answer her 

Her last HbA1C was 6 so being diagnosed with neuropathy was quite a 
shock. I asked her if there was a chance she has had type 2 longer than 
one year - maybe she was undiagnosed for awhile. She says she has had 
regular blood tests for a number of years and is sure she didn't have 
type 2 before one year ago. She is having numbness and tingling in her 
fingers and feet.

Can anyone with more knowledge of type 2 explain this? Is it possible 
to have complications one year after diagnosis?

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