From Kunming, Yunnan, China:
My friend's four year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He wants to know if there is a chance to be cured and what proper methods the family should take. Now, the child is receiving insulin shots every day, but his blood glucose isn't controlled very well. What can we do?
There is no cure for autoimmune diabetes at the moment and the most important goal for the time being is to control blood sugar levels as near to normal as possible without producing hypoglycemia. Transplantation of insulin producing cells and some kind of artificial external pancreas may well be possible in a few years.
In the meantime, if your friend can speak English and has access to the internet the best thing he can do would be to review the information on this web site, and to check out books that we have reviewed.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:14
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