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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune condition, where the body is incapable of producing enough insulin to control blood glucose levels. It results in reduced or no production of insulin, as the body’s immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas. This condition can be managed by Insulin therapy only.

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I am a type 1 diabetic patient. Can taking Metformin help me in losing weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a type 1 diabetic patient currently on Ryzodeg Insulin and had used Levemir (Insulin detemir) in the past. I am struggling to manage my weight. Can using Metformin along with Insulin help me in losing weight? Kindly guide.  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Metformin (Metformin hydrochloride, Povidone, and Magnesium Stearate) 500 mg is a drug of choice for patients with type 2 diabetes. Overweight patients with type 2 diabetes can use Metformin to reduce their weight. Please note - Metformin i...  Read Full »

I need dietary advice for my diabetic brother admitted to ICU.

Query: Hi doctor, My brother was admitted to the ICU and later discharged after three days. I need a second opinion and diagnosis and future dietary restrictions. I have attached the reports for your reference. Please note that he has type 1 diabetes. Kindly give me your suggestions on his reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query regarding your brother who suffered from acute pancreatitis. Also, I read the doctor's notes saying he has type 2 diabetes (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Acute pancreatitis is often caused by gallstones or drinking t...  Read Full »

How to get rid of chronic diarrhea with tapeworms in stools in a diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a type 1 diabetic and I suffered chronic diarrhea for the past 10 years. Finally, the doctor found tape worms, and eggs in the stool. I had several rounds of praziquantel (antihelmintics), last round was 2 weeks ago with 650 mg per day with a break in between. I took supplements o...  Read Full »

Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suppose you must give a brief history of the nature of your diarrhea. Like mostly it is oily and malodorous, watery or gassy? Does it have any relation to meals? Do you feel any abdominal pain, fever, or itching at the anal area? Do you ever have a low Hb (hemoglob...  Read Full »

Is it possible for the child to be born with type 1 diabetes if the father has diabetes and the mother does not?

Query: Hi doctor,Can a girl with no family history of diabetes marry a boy having a family history of type 1 diabetes? What will be the effect on babies? Are there any repercussions? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. A child with parents who have diabetes will not always have diabetes. However, theoretically, if the father has type 1 diabetes, the chances of a child being born with the same condition are around 8 %, which is ...  Read Full »

If both the parents have type 1 diabetes will their child have it too?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife and I have type 1 diabetes. I have had it for the past few years; my wife was diagnosed with type 1 last year. My question is since both of us have diabetes, can it affect our baby? My wife is five months pregnant. I am worried about the little one. How can I prevent complications...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If both parents have type 1 diabetes, the child will likely develop it. It is a genetic factor. However, if the child is taught to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle and healthy diet habits, then the child may not get affected by it. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am teenager with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Is there any cure for this disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teenager diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus for the past few months. Also, I am taking insulin four times a day. Is there any cure for this condition? Kindly help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The cure chances for type 1 diabetes mellitus are significantly less. However, if it was MODY (maturity-onset diabetes of the young) rather than type 1 diabetes mellitus, treatment with tablets was possible. Thank you.  Read Full »

Is it common for a 12-year-old kid to get type 1 diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor,My son, who is just 12 years old, has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. My colleagues keep saying diabetes is a lifelong illness that cannot be cured. Is it true? What can be done to cure this? How common is it to be seen in such a young age group? Any restrictions or differences fro...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Yes, it is a lifelong disease, but there is no need to worry; diabetes is common nowadays, and there are many options to control it. So for cure is under research - since it is a genetic issue, we are still awaiting a complete treatment; s...  Read Full »

Kindly guide how to reduce the insulin units in insulin dependent diabetes.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old with type 1 diabetes for the last 21 years. I am also on dialysis thrice a week, and my insulin requirement increasing day by day. I was taking 8 units per meal four years ago, but now I am having 40 units per meal. Kindly guide how to decrease the insulin units.  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The fact remains that you are probably having insulin-dependent diabetes. In this case, your sugars will rise. This is because the pancreas produces a lesser and lesser amount of insulin on their own. As that happens, the need for insulin will keep climbing. There ar...  Read Full »

I am type 1 diabetic and had diarrhea with lime green tint. Could this be diabetic enteropathy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have type 1 diabetes at 27 years old (diagnosed around eight years). Recently I was somewhat nauseous, and today diarrhea with a lime green tint. I read about diabetic enteropathy, but this is the first time I feel like it could be diabetic-related diarrhea mostly because I had not h...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Morampudi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diabetic enteropathy is not diagnosed after a single episode of diarrhea. Usually, it is chronic and intermittent with regular bowel movements in between. Constipation can also be present. Diarrhea can occur during the night. There are other causes for acute diarrhea...  Read Full »

A 11-year-old patient has both type 1 and 2 diabetes. Is there any treatment available for this?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is 11 years old, and right from birth, he is suffering from type 1 and 2 diabetics. Initially, he was on injection and now on tablets every day. As per the doctor, his pancreas is not working from his birth. Can you please let me know if there is any treatment available for...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, there is a procedure called pancreatic transplant. It must be taking place in your place as well. You can click on the individual hospital website and check if they have a pancreatic transplant facility, but it could be very expensive. But let me tell you one th...  Read Full »

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