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June 20, 2001

Insulin

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Question from Seminole, Florida, USA:

My eight year old daughter was diagnosed about six months ago. Last month, her A1c was 6.6% and her blood sugar average was 138 mg/dl [mmol/L]. If the islet cells are not dead but still producing a little insulin, can artificial insulin further hurt the islet cell insulin production?

Answer:

From: DTeam Staff

Giving synthetic human insulin will not damage injured islet cells, rather it will delay their ultimate destruction.

DOB