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Are there alternative therapies for child with diabetes?
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Alternative?
By that do you mean, choices other than what she is on now, or alternative medicine such as acupuncture? If the first, it depends on whether she has type 1 or 2.
Type 1 has to take insulin, but there are various ways to take it. If type 2, there are several drugs available. If you meant the second, then, no. Diet, exercise, weight maintenance - those are essential.

In brief: Alternative?
By that do you mean, choices other than what she is on now, or alternative medicine such as acupuncture? If the first, it depends on whether she has type 1 or 2.
Type 1 has to take insulin, but there are various ways to take it. If type 2, there are several drugs available. If you meant the second, then, no. Diet, exercise, weight maintenance - those are essential.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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6 doctors agree
In brief: In Type I DM...
...There are no alternatives to insulin.
There are complementary therapies, of which diet and exercise are the most important, that help limit damage from diabetes.

In brief: In Type I DM...
...There are no alternatives to insulin.
There are complementary therapies, of which diet and exercise are the most important, that help limit damage from diabetes.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. James Ferguson
Before insulin was available, children were treated with a variety of "alternatives" out of despiration. Case fatality rates ran 100% with an expected lifespan after Dx of < 4mo.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
For type 1 diabetes, the only known treatment is Insulin replacement.

In brief: No
For type 1 diabetes, the only known treatment is Insulin replacement.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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