My nephew has juvenile diabetes. He is 2 years old and we detected this about 6 months back. He lives in Bombay, India. I am interested to know whether there is any oral insulin medicines available. As per my knowledge he has type I diabetes. There is no history of diabetes in our family. I will appreciate if you can send me some more information on this.
Sorry, there's no oral therapy that will work for little children with Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes. Insulin shots are a necessity.
For more information about diabetes in children, besides what's here at children with DIABETES, you could contact the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which has an office in India at 800/H Lake Town, Calcutta 700 089, or the American Diabetes Association.
Original posting 17 May 96
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
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