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
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