From Madurai, India:
What is the role of oral hypoglycemic agents in treatment of children with diabetes mellitus?
The likeliest cause of diabetes in children is Type 1A (autoimmune) diabetes and the treatment for this is insulin. Oral hypoglycemic agents are rarely used in type 1 diabetes, and only in addition to insulin therapy.
Type 2 diabetes is relatively rare in children; it can be treated with oral hypoglycemic agents.
Original posting 18 Jun 2000
Updated 14 July 2000
Posted to Medications: Pills for Diabetes
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:09
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 Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2014. Comments and Feedback.