From Seminole, Florida, USA:
My eight year old daughter was diagnosed about six months ago. Last month, her A1c was 6.6% and her blood sugar average was 138 mg/dl [mmol/L]. If the islet cells are not dead but still producing a little insulin, can artificial insulin further hurt the islet cell insulin production?
Giving synthetic human insulin will not damage injured islet cells, rather it will delay their ultimate destruction.
Original posting 20 Jun 2001
Posted to Insulin
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:22
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