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From America On-Line:

I have diabetes and have had it for 46 years. I am in good health. There was a television program that had information about something that was coming out for diabetics that they could take and not have to take shots again. I wasn't able to see the program. Do you you have any information on this?


I don't know what this might have been. It could have been talk about the relatively new oral medication mostly for Type 2 diabetics called Rezulin. Over a period of time about a quarter of the people with Type 2 diabetes who start on it can dispense with insulin; but it is expensive. And it has now been taken off the market in Britain because of liver toxicity. Or it could have been something on the transplant front a new immunosuppression schedule or yet another ingenious attempt to grow 'bullet proof' islets that can resist the body's immune system.


Original posting 28 Feb 1998
Updated 25 May 1998
Posted to Medications: Pills for Diabetes


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