Type 1 diabetes cure in children

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Avatar f tn Many adults have Type 1 as well, either diagnosed when they were children or late onset. Sally is absolutely right, a Type 1, unlike a Type 2, no longer produces their own insulin, or produces a very small amount. We need insulin to live; a short time without insulin would drive numbers high enough to develop DKA which is a life threatening emergency. Insulin provision and monitoring has advanced greatly in the last years, including pumps and CGMs.
Avatar f tn I can certainly understand the desire to have your daughter recover from Type 1 diabetes! Maybe in her lifetime there will be a cure! Good luck, I hope you get more predictable numbers soon.
Avatar m tn The only treatment for type 2 diabetes is weight loss, lowering carbs in your diet, exercise and medication as prescribed by a REAL doctor.
Avatar n tn I am 24 years old and have had type 1 diabetes since 1 1/2 years old. I have been on the insulin pump for 4 years now and have experienced much better control....still not where it could be, but way better prior to the pump. Recently I have found myself wondering what is wrong with my memory. I have trouble remembering most of my childhood or even events that happened months ago. I can only truly remember portions of conversations I have. My boyfriend tells me all the time....
1461465 tn?1285868661 I suggest you talk with your endo if you want more accurate information about risk. However, here is my opinion. Type 1 diabetes, as you know is a manageable condition. It is certainly life changing for a child and for the family, but it is not life threatening if well managed. Also new technology to manage diabetes is being developed all the time and perhaps there will be a true cure in the life of someone born today.
Avatar n tn pumpgirl ~ I don't know that I've heard anyone state definitively what the youngest age for a person dx'd with type 1, but here in GA I know of a family whose son was finally diagnosed at 3-1/2 months. He'd been sick for about a month, but was several times misdiagnosed. So his onset was probably much earlier, possibly even at birth. As to the age of pump use, I hadn't heard of a 5 month old, but the youngest I'm aware of was 10 months.
Avatar n tn student, None of us are physicians, but volunteers who either have type 1 or as a parent or family member who are very involved with diabetes. With type 1 the beta cells are destroyed in the pancreas due to the autoimmune response. I agree with Markie, it is usually triggered by something and many cases has a genetic factor that comes into play. Keep in mind there are also many cases that doctors cannot find a genetic reason.
Avatar n tn I noticed quite of few questions from other parents regarding their children with type 1 complaining of stomach aches, I would like to "add" to the list that my daughter who is 8 also complains of stomach aches at least 3 times a month. I've taken her to her regular pediatrician and the endocronologist who have made a couple of suggestions of maybe its gas or she's irregular but this is not the case. As a parent I can see its more than that. At times she is doubled over with pain.
Avatar n tn Furthermore, you may find some encouragement in meeting other type 1 diabetic people in your area and knowing that you are not alone in this. Many parents of type 1 children notice that their kids are irritable or depressed when their glucose levels are out of whack, so part of your problem may actually be that your glucose is not under control. Which makes you go into guilty denial and not take your insulin, which makes the glucose levels go even more out of control.
Avatar m tn Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day. Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
Avatar f tn Dear Sir, Recently I read a news in a news paper saying that the type 1 diabetes can be cured fully & a new vaccine is invented for the same. Plz give your comments & advise on this. I 'm interested , because recently my son Master Chinmay (7 years old) detected a diabetes type 1. He has to take daily injections for around 4 times. We are worried about the same. Can be there any firm cure for this.
308074 tn?1289690946 I might also suggest that you look under J for Juvenile Diabetes for type 1 help. I made the same mistake when I first looked on this site too. First, Type 1 diabetes is not only for the yound and the old. Anyone can get it and there is no known cause for it. Some say it is genetic and others say it is caused and neither is proven. Most believe that it is both to some degree. I did not get it until I was 40 yrs old and there is no history in my family of it.
Avatar n tn My children have Type 1 diabetes on both sides of the family (maternal grandmother 40++ years) and paternal grandfather ~ 8 years). Many years ago my mother-in-law investigated what should/could be done for "preventing" diabetes in our children. At that time one course of action was to begin low-dose insulin shots PRIOR to any symptoms. I essentially ignored that advice.
Avatar n tn How are you gonna feel if you break up with him and a cure comes up for type 1 diabetes in a few years...are you going to ask him to get back with you?? Trust me as long as your boyfriend takes care of himself your parents need to get over themselves assuming thats the only reason they dont like him. "treat others how you'd wanna be treated" Golden rule !!!!
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 13 in 1993. I had my first child at age 23 and my second child 23 months later. I used Cord Blood Registry with both of my deliveries and even though it is not 100% that I can ever use it to help cure my diabetes I feel so much better having done it.
Avatar n tn Well two months later she was back in the hospital with type 1 diabetes. So please don't think that chemotherapy is a cure, it can cause it! I know that my daughter has this disese because my father had it and that if she would have never gotten Leukemia that she would more than likely have gotten Diabetes later down the road, maybe at 8 to 10 years of age.
Avatar n tn Of course the proper medical (prenatal) care is necessary and a type 1 would be high risk and see a perianatologist, in addition to support and advice from your endo., but there are many succes stories. Do not worry about passing diabetes onto your child. I am unsrue what the percetnage is to be honest with you. Sure, if I could, I would take my son's diabetes from him, but he is living and healthy and a wonderful, compassionate, boy.
Avatar n tn The first article talks a little about it - There seems to be a higher incidence in children with diabetic parents, but it's not a sure thing. I have Type 1 (since age 3) but I had a diabetic great aunt, and my grandmother, while saying we had no family history, also likely wouldn't have told us if her ancestors did, as it would have been a "sign of weakness" - God forbid!
Avatar n tn JDRF is running a new TV commercial with Mary Tyler Moore, a long-time Type 1 diabetic. In it she says a cure is very close, within the lifetime of today's children and possibly even within her lifetime. As the father of a Type 1, 25 years old, I can only hope and pray she is correct. Are there other believers out there or is this just more of what we have heard for so long?
Avatar f tn Hi, I am so sorry I missed your question, it did not come up in que when you write the most recent question. Type 2 diabetes can develop into a type of Type 1 later on IF the pancreas is not able to keep producing enough insulin. This is not definite and only happens to certain individuals. Complications related to diabetes are mainly from high glucoses and not the medications taken. All medications can have side effects ofcourse, herbals, teas etc included.
Avatar n tn Hello again, I am going to write a brief posting here (I have to test myson before I go to bed to make sure everything is a-okay:)in response to your comment: "people with Diabetes should always have a knowing/caring buddy around them at all times." What you wrote (above) is very true and important in my opinion. At school he has a buddy system. A buddy walks with him to the restroom, as well as to the Health office to be tested.
Avatar n tn Because Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmunine disease (like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis), the person's own immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. More than 1 million Americans have Type 1 diabetes, for which there is no cure. In many instances, it is not known why a person develops Type 1 diabetes. They may be genetically predisposed or a so-far unidentified environmental trigger (or triggers).
Avatar n tn I'm a 4th year medical student in Hong Kong. I experienced ther classical symptoms of diabetes 6 months ago and raised the suspicion of DM, then it was confirmed. I have been so upset with the diagnosis, crying all day long for the first few days. I still can't help crying for long when I'm alone at this moment. My life has been so smooth, I had good academic result, got a boyfriend who is working as a doctor, it has been perfect...
Avatar n tn My daughter does have Type 1. Although it is unusual for adults to develop the illness, it happens occasionally. Also, my daughter ALWAYS ate a low carb, low sugar diet, with only occasional "fattening" foods. As a result, she is quite thin. In addition, she exercises regularly and is extremely athletic. She may well have had the illness for some time before it was diagnosed, following gestational diabetes.
Avatar n tn Type 1 diabetes is also sometimes called autoimmune diabetes, and it tends to pop up unexpectedly without other type 1 diabetes being present in the families. Some think that this is because one damaged gene tends to be inherited from each parent, and the two damaged genes produce the autoimmune system problem that sets up the attack on the pancreas.
Avatar n tn She is 6 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 1 1/2 years ago. Just a month ago she started complaining about stomach pain around her belly button. She only complains when she's really in pain. She also loves school and have been missing a lot of school because of the pain. At first it started out happening about every few days then it got more and more and now it was happening constantly. She said that she was always in pain but at times it would hurt very badly.
Avatar n tn My sister also got her involved with the local hospital that had a recreation night for type 1 s--she bonded with other children like herself to know she was not alone. Our whole family walks in the jdrf walk and Jessica receives prizes for teh money we help her raise. My sister and I also painted her bedroom with the tennis shoes walking around her room ( the jdrf symbol) we put her trophies from jdrf on her shelves. My niece who is 9 now and I have "I hate diabetes days".
Avatar n tn This disease has been around for over 25 years and will continue to be around until a cure is found which will not be in the near future. My smartass replies as you put it was in response to your ignorance, when you said that you've been around other HIV persons and you worked in a hospital. If you had really wanted to know the answers you would have contacted your family doctor or an STD clinic, instead of coming to a forum of worried wells.
Avatar n tn I know that the time I spent at summer camp in Southern Calif. in the '60's with other diabetic children was a life saver for me. To see that there were others my age with the same disease who were just as happy, joyous and free as any child was an inspiration and a turning point in my life. Today I am still in contact with at least one of my camping buddies. I heartily recommend that any child who is diabetic be given the opportunity to attend a camp for diabetic children.