Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

125 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Can diabetes be treated without insulin ?

my mother having diabetes ......now she is taking insuline.. can she stop and take other trestment now?
Mon, 1 Jul 2013
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,  
Treatment/Therapy ,  
Medical Topics
Diabetologist 's  Response
DEAR SIR/MADAM

IF YOUR MOTHER IS HAVING SEVERE INSULINOPENIA, THAT IS DECREASE INSULIN PRODUCTION IN THE BODY THEN SHE NEEDS TO TAKE IT, IF SHE LEAVES IT THEN HER QUALITY OF LIFE WILL DOWNFALL.

IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE BODY WEIGHT, SUGAR LEVELS ETC.

IF SHE IS OBESE THEN SHE CAN THINK OF TAKING METFORMIN, BUT IF SHE HAS ALREADY TRIED THESE WITH OUT SUCCUSS, THEN SHE NEEDS TO CONTINUE INSULIN.

THANKS
I find this answer helpful
Endocrinologist Dr. A. K. Baliarsinha's  Response
If your mothers diabetes is more than 15 years duration possibly your mother has gone to beta cell failure. In that case it may not be possible to avoid insulin.Prior to omitting insuli many aspects to be looked for. It is only your endocrinologist can decide. One thing must be looked into that the patient must be regular on drugs, diet control and regular exercise. Thanks Dr.A.K.Baliarsinha.
I find this answer helpful
Diabetologist Dr. Sudharshan's  Response
Hi, if your mother has to stop insulin, it is possible if her lifestyle is good, regular walking, diabetic diet and her blood sugar levels are good with only tablets, she should not have any infection, not obese, regular follow-up with your doctor for monitoring.
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
Welcome to health care magic
first thing what we need to know is how much insuline she is taking & what is the sugar level in blood.
she may can control her diabetes on diet and then slowly she can stop taking insulin and start some other treatment.

DR. ARUN THEJAUS
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor.I am just 24 years of age and diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Currently Diabetes level goes to 190-210 PP and 130-160 Fasting. I am currently taking Janumet, Diatal and Novonorm(.5-1 mg). Is there any permanent cure for this. I don t like taking these medicines everyday. And don t like the fact that i will have to live with it. What else I can do to get cured from this. What should I eat and what should I not, especially what fruits to avoid and what fruits to eat. I have quit drinking comfortably, rather I am enjoying my life without drinks. What else should I quit. My doctor says that My pancreas is not producing enough insulin to burn Blood Sugar. Can you please advise, what is best for me, considering the fact that I am only 24 years of age.Thanks Raj

doctor1 MD

hi sir, my brother his age is 29 got the conformation from the doctor like he has diabetes Type 1 and now he is on insullins.but i need to take some more advice of experts cause one of other doctor told him no need to take insulin have tablet so he took started tablets and he montiored since last one week his sugar was control. so we are very puzzld waht we do...continue with insulin or tablet and also if we he will take tablet instead of insulin then there would be any side affect..?

doctor1 MD

My mother is 62 years old and suffering from High BP for the last 10 years and Diabities since last 2 years. Her treatment is still going on. Till today she was taking medicines but now doctors are saying that she has to take insuline injection. After taking every precaution, before meal her suger level is 145 and after meal 280. What can i do in this condition? Is insulin injection is only option or any ways are still pending?

Recent questions on  Pancreas

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 56, average weight (57kg), 169cm tall. Lately I had several occasions where after drinking green tea or water I develop belching and severe dull pain in my left kidney area, sometimes lasting for 2 days. Often it is when I twist my torso or do anything just after drinking. It is not indigestion - it is usually on empty stomach. Could it be something with my kidneys or pancreas? I am taking pancreatin for digestive problems. I also have sliding hernia and a host of other problems, but this is a new one.

doctor1 MD

My husband has a uniformed rash on his back. No raised welts or pimples. He says there's no itching or burning but I'm afraid it may have something to do with his pancreatitis which he was diagnosed with 4 years ago. His doctor said he has a neucrotic pancreas.

doctor1 MD

My husband was diagnosed with Duodentitis and Pancreatitis. He has gotton better from the pancreatitis but still is suffering from Duodentitis. How long will it last? He is taking an antibiotic for it but that's all. What can he do to help with the pain?

doctor1 MD

hi, i am ranjan rashmi chand from odisha. i have diabetes from 1994. in 2000 a doctor diagnosed my problem as pancreacitis and operated my pancreas to remove calculies as doctor done. then onwards ibecame insuline dependent and afterthat every day i had stomachache. doctors keep me on saline and make stomach empty and after give pain killer

presently ihave severe abdomen &chest pain &getting saline. what kind of treatment is available

doctor1 MD

why would orange bile come from rectum

doctor1 MD

Sir, I am 59 years with no sugar and blood pressure problem . During routine yearly blood test , my Amylase and Lipase tests showed elevated levels. Amylase level showed MORE THAN 1000 in Thyrocare lab and 3661 IN XXXXXXX HOSPITAL LAB, BENGALURU....

doctor1 MD

I am currently 25 and fighting alcoholism! today it the first day I didn't drink in a while but, i was always drinking hard liquor most days throughout the years as I I'm allergic to beer. I have fructose allergies and so that has caused a lot of...