Is there tablet for t1D

By Monuuu Latest Reply 2014-04-14 17:33:20 -0500
Started 2014-04-12 07:23:37 -0500

I recently visited my doctor n asked if there is any kind of oral medication available for t1D and his answer was "there's only insulin as a medicine for my cure"
Any1 out there take medicine as a substitute or to lessen insulin point ?
Thnkx in advance
Btw im 21 yr old ,diagnosed 7 months ago..

4 replies

Type1Lou 2014-04-14 17:33:20 -0500 Report

You may be able to increase your sensitivity to insulin by exercising which would result in your needing less insulin. As a Type 1, insulin, I believe is the only option since the definition of a Type 1 is a person who no longer produces their insulin naturally. I was diagnosed at age 27 and am now 65. I just started using an insulin pump in 2011 and was on multiple daily injections of Novolog and Lantus prior to that. I'm sorry I didn't start pumping sooner…it's the closest thing to having an insulin-producing pancreas and, rather than taking 4 shots a day, I only need to change my infusion set every 3 days. Wishing you well!

AdamT1 2014-04-12 21:01:39 -0500 Report

Hey man, there is no oral medication for type one diabetics. The oral medications such as sulfonylureas and biguanides and such are to combat insulin resistance. insulin resistance is a trait of type two diabetics. If you are a type one diabetic your issue lies solely with your pancreas and the destruction of your beta cells, this leads to your body not producing the appropriate amount of insulin to allow for the absorption of the carbohydrates u consume. So long story short there are no oral medications that can increase your pancreas' capacity to produce insulin because those cells don't exist any longer. There are ways that you can naturally increase the effectiveness of the insulin that you are taking, this can be done by strenuous exercise as little as 4 times a week. Exercising greatly increases your insulin sensitivity. It is possible that after a grueling workout that your muscles will utilize your insulin much more effectively for for up to 12 to even 24 hours after your workout, thus slightly decreasing your basal and bolus insulin needs. Giving insulin is not a bad thing. It is the most anabolic muscle building hormone the human body produces and now you have direct conscious control of it!

jayabee52 2014-04-12 12:04:52 -0500 Report

Howdy Monu
I have read of T1Ds taking Metfomin to combat insulin resistence, but injected insulin is still needed to control one's Blood Glucose (BG) levels.