From a physician in Tampa, Florida, USA:
Good question. I wonder if many of the type 1B patients really are not type 2, now that we are appreciating more type 2 in children. Certainly every patient, even type 2 patients, seem to have improvement in insulin reserves as glucose is controlled. Glucose is actually toxic to the pancreas.
I don't think I actually can give a certain answer to the specific question, but the message to control glucose cannot be overly stressed.
Original posting 19 Dec 2000
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:18
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