Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Dhuri, Punjab, India:

I am 19 years old, have had diabetes for five years which is treated with three injections of insulin per day, and my growth is not increasing. My friends suggest that I take testroid. Please tell me give the right way to grow.


I don't think that 'testroid' will help, but you should ask you doctor to do a check to see if your thyroid gland needs supplementation.


Additional comments from Dr. Stuart Brink:

If you are talking about taking testosterone, this is not such a good idea unless you are testosterone deficient. You should ask this question to your physician or go to see an endocrinologist who can order appropriate tests and then interpret them.


Original posting 16 Oct 2002
Posted to Complications


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:38
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.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.