In addition, older people are more susceptible to developing the disease since aging makes the body less tolerant of sugars.
Although it is more common than type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes is less well understood.
However, during that time, the glucose test strip was quite different from the present day product; it measured blood glucose by using an enzyme to convert the blood sample glucose into a proportional amount of dye sample.
When this balance is off, subsets of T-cells can go unchecked and destroy needed cells, such as insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
It is likely caused by multiple factors and not a single problem.