My 14 year old niece who has had diabetes for the past five years, is on three injections of insulin daily, and she is not even a pinch of sugar, but her blood sugar is fluctuating. A doctor in this field told that us her pancreas is not working; it is dead. Will she have to take these injections throughout her life? Is her life in danger? Can her diabetes be cured if she attains menstruation?
Any person with type 1 diabetes will have diabetes for life. It means lifelong injections at the moment, since there is no cure as yet.
The important thing in diabetes is ensuring that your niece has good control which will help to prevent any of the known complications of diabetes.
I am sure you are aware of the research going on at present, and I am sure that diabetes care will change in the next 10 years. You never know, there may even be a cure.
Original posting 23 Sep 2002
Posted to Daily Care
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:38
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 T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.