Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
August 31, 1999
Alternative Therapies and Explanations
Question from Tennessee, USA:
I'm looking for alternative therapies/treatment for the onset of adult type 1 diabetes, where a healthy pancreas just stops working completely, anything available, herbal/vitamin, etc. to start production of insulin again
I’m going to have to suggest that you reassess your situation about trying to get insulin production restarted in early Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes. In this situation, there is progressive destruction of the beta cells that make insulin, and there aren’t any herbs, vitamins, minerals, or alternative therapies that can stop the process.
There are large-scale scientific studies underway (such as the DPT-1) that are evaluating possible ways to prevent diabetes, but that’s in high-risk individuals who don’t yet have the diagnosis.