Diabetes insulin

I read somewhere that with type 2 diabetes, the production of insulin goes down with age. Does it ever go down to zero? Is it possible to test how much insulin my body still produces?
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Dr. Manjunath Malige
16 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Endocrinologist
Yes you are right the production of insulin goes down with age and it can go down to zero which is when you will need insulin injections. There are test available which could give us an idea about the insulin secreting capacity of your body. You may want to consult a well qualified diabetologist.
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