Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Fremont, California, USA:

I there is a cure for Type 1 diabetes. I heard that in Russia they made a medicine called "inulin" made from something called "topinambura" and it helps to cure diabetes in early age. Is that true or not?


I have not personally heard about 'topinambura' and could find no published reference to it in two searches in the National Library of Medicine.

As to treatment for Type 1 Diabetes there is as yet nothing that is strictly speaking a "cure" even though enormous advances have been made in recent years in learning how autoimmune diabetes might be prevented, in the ability to achieve meticulous blood sugar control and most appealingly perhaps in the technics of whole pancreas and islet cell transplantation.


Original posting 19 Jun 1998
Posted to Alternative Therapies and Explanations


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.