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From Decherd, Tennessee, USA:

My five year old son has recently been diagnosed with typeá1 diabetes. I have heard rumors about new medicines so he will not have to have shots. Is there any truth to this?


I am not aware of any medical treatment that will be able to replace insulin for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. However, You may be thinking of inhaled or oral insulin or islet transplantation.


Original posting 12 Oct 2000
Posted to Research: Other and Transplants


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