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How is double diabetes treated? What can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Follow MD advice

Double diabetes is a serious illness.
Either type of diabetes alone is bad enough, having both requires careful attention to diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. You can be supportive of the child's efforts toward self-care and in complying with the doctor's instructions.

In brief: Follow MD advice

Double diabetes is a serious illness.
Either type of diabetes alone is bad enough, having both requires careful attention to diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. You can be supportive of the child's efforts toward self-care and in complying with the doctor's instructions.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Double diabetes

Double diabetes is when a type 1 diabetic becomes obese and develops Insulin resistance at the same time.
This person now will need very high dose Insulin to overcome the Insulin resistant currently exist. The treatment is Insulin and oral diabetic medications (medications that makes Insulin work better). This is a lifelong disease. U can "comfort" your child by giving him/her the proper training.

In brief: Double diabetes

Double diabetes is when a type 1 diabetic becomes obese and develops Insulin resistance at the same time.
This person now will need very high dose Insulin to overcome the Insulin resistant currently exist. The treatment is Insulin and oral diabetic medications (medications that makes Insulin work better). This is a lifelong disease. U can "comfort" your child by giving him/her the proper training.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine

In brief: Double diabetes

There is no such thing as "double diabetes.".

In brief: Double diabetes

There is no such thing as "double diabetes.".
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
I think it's a slang for the coexistance of type 1 + type 2 DM. There are a few papers about it on pubmed. You need beta cell autoimmunity + an obese phenotype.
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