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From Middletown, Rhode Island, USA:

My daughter is 12 years old and has Type 1 diabetes. I heard on the news that in Europe they have an oral medication instead of injections. Is this true? If so, how safe is it and will the FDA approve this?


I have not heard of an oral medication for type 1 diabetes. We still also use insulin by injection. Perhaps an oral preparation will come some day, but as far as I know, no one has developed it yet.


Original posting 7 May 2000
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