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Mayor Menino is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

Has infection near spine, moves to rehab hospital

After more than five weeks in a hospital, Mayor Thomas M. Menino has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease that doctors detected after an unusual infection developed near his spine.

Dr. Charles Morris made the diagnosis public Monday at a news conference as he announced that the mayor had been transferred from an acute-care facility to a rehabilitation hospital.

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