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How can I make my son stop with insulin ?

My son has got diabetes type 1. He doesn t work out and he loves eating sweets. He is not overweight at all but he should eat more healthy and grow some muscles. Is it possible to make him work out and eat healthier and then he can stop with insulin? Isn t it possible to eat pills? I don t want my son to become a masochist.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose a sugar that is the body's main source of fuel. When you eat, Glucose from the food gets into your bloodstream, your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin, which helps the glucose get into the body's cells, and your body gets the energy it needs. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas fails to make enough insulin. So you cannot and should not stop your son's insulin. Type 1 diabetics should follow 3 things always, DIABETIC DIET, EXERCISE and most important INSULIN.

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