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Child has diabetes. Prescribed Pancreatrophin and Gymnema

Dear Doctor: My friend has a little daughter of 4 years old that has diabetes 1, and she is very worried, becuase all Doctors tell her has to take insulin , and she is natural or alternitive medicine, a Nature Doctor prescribed her 90 tablets of Pancreatrophin PMG (1 tab 2 x daily), and 150 tablets of Gymnema to take (1/2 tab 2X daily, please I need your help because they just discovered her sickness and is hr only little girl. waiting for your answer. Thank you so much, God Bless you. Rosa Arosemena
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

In type I diabetes- there is absolute deficiency of insulin. Only treatment is supplementation of insulin.

Else kids can go into life threatening complications like Diabetic Keto Acidosis.
Also her growth will be affected due to other problems.

So I would also suggest that she is put on regular and life long insulin as her doctors have already suggested.

As Allopathic Practitioners- we do not prescribe and practice Alternate Medicine.
Hope my answer helps you.
Best wishes.
Answered: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
The available option for children with Diabetes Mellitus is only insulin injection and there are no tablets or syrup forms available for children.
Insulin injections are easy to administer, easy to carry and very less pain as they are given subcutaneously and in modern days the pen type intruments are available for easy administration of the calculated of dose of insulin.
Tell her to consult Pediatrician for proper education on the diabetes and for advise on medication and follow up.
It is difficult to comment on the effectiveness of alternate medicine for diabets as there are no scientific data about its effectiveness and i am unaware of it.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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