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Marion Barry Released From Hospital

2:51 PM, Apr 3, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9/AP)--DC Councilmember and former mayor Marion Barry has been released from the hospital after being treated for a drop in blood sugar.

The 77-year-old Barry was taken to Howard University Hospital on Tuesday night. His spokeswoman, LaToya Foster, says he was released Wednesday afternoon. She says he's resting comfortably at home and is "in great spirits."

Barry has diabetes. He tweeted Wednesday afternoon that doctors have changed his medication.

"It appears fast acting novolog insulin may be a bit strong so my doc is switching me to long release lantis."

He also tweeted, "Diabetes is a *itch. BUT I'M BACK! Much love for all the prayers and well wishes, MB. Thank you Howard University.I love you all!

"Going to get some rest now. A glucose episode takes a lot out of u. I want 2 work w/u 2 bring healthier food & practices 2 our communities." 

Barry was hospitalized last year in Las Vegas after he developed a blood clot while on a plane heading to a retail convention.

He underwent a kidney transplant in 2009 and is also a prostate cancer survivor.

Barry, a Democrat, served four terms as District of Columbia mayor and is now serving his third consecutive term representing Ward 8 on the council.

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