From Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
Our 5 year old son (diagnosed at 18 months) has not been getting good results with human insulin. We have tried every alternative, but to no avail. Would a switch to pork or beef/pork insulin help his control?
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "good results." Blood glucose levels depend on a variety of factors other that the source of the insulin (i.e., whether it's beef, pork or human). Diet, exercise, and the type of insulin program should all be investigated.
A child this age should be under the care of a pediatric diabetes team. If he is, discuss the situation with your son's diabetes team; if he's not, get a referral.
Original posting 3 Mar 1998
Posted to Insulin
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:56
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.