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Is there a treatment for diabetes 1??

My daughter recently was admitted to the hospital ,and doctor told me that she was diagonized with Diabetes 1 , so i was wondering if there is any treatment that can cure my daughter? thank you. My daughter is 7 years old
Tue, 15 Feb 2011
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You are not alone if you have a child who has been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition which needs close attention, but with some practical knowledge about it, you can become your child's most important ally in learning to live with the disease. Talk to your doctor, learn more. The keys to treatment and effective control are insulin, exercise and diet.

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Hi, unfortunately Diabetes is becoming a widespread disease. First and foremost see to it that your child is not under stress because along with genetic factors, environmental factors play a very important role in Diabetes. Regular moderate exercises like walking, stretching,swimming help a lot in regulating the sugar levels. Give good nutritional supplements including soya protein, multivitamin, multiminerals. Check the sugal levels regularly. As Type 1 Diabetes requires Insulin administration, insulin will help to control the sugar levels.The dose of insulin has to be regulated periodically. Please consult a general physician or diabetologist. A healthy lifestyle will work wonders. Take care!
General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
thanks for choosing health care magic.See as a parent your primary duty is to understand the disease completely as your child is very young to understand it fully.In type 1 diabetes there is no insulin in the body a chemical which must for utilization sugar in our body.So for this kind of diabetes insulin is the treatment.So do not panic this is not uncommon.Just maintain her routine nicely with diet and exercise and she will not have any problem in future.The experiments are underway for drugs in this kind of diabetes and some thing called stem cell transplant means the cells which make insulin in body will be put inside the body.But at present this is not widely practiced but i am sure future for this kind patients looks very promising.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gautam Das's  Response
Hi. Type diabetes is common in the younger age group. There is a deficiency of insulin production in the body and hence it has to be substituted externally. unfortunately there is no guaranteed cure for this. The best you can do is be aware of the different discussion in different forums and understand the disease so that you can help her have a good life. The good news is there are many great sportsmen too with type 1 diabetes who are leading an active and healthy life. Take care from now to avoid long term complication and be aware of the newer developments in the treatment. Certain areas like Pancreatic transplant are being looked upon by researchers. Consult a good endocrinologist and counsellor. Take care
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