Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Plainfield, Illinois, USA:

I am 33 years old, have had type 1 diabetes since the age of eight, and 10 months ago, I had a pancreas only transplant. I have also been going to a chiropractor for muscular stiffness in my back, and when I told her that I have been very tired lately, she did some tests the transplant team didn't check for. The results showed that my DHEA and melatonin are low so she prescribed both. However, I got home and read that melatonin may go against non-self cells in the body. Is is safe for me are to take DHEA and melatonin? Will taking them increase the possibility of my body rejecting the pancreas?


Never, never, never take "supplements" without contacting your transplant team and getting their okay. See Herbs and other Supplements, at the Diabetes Monitor.


Original posting 7 Jul 2003
Posted to Alternative Therapies and Explanations


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:46
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.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.