by BL @, Saturday, May 25, 2019, 20:30 (375 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I have some friends that are reluctant to bring their 8 year old daughter who is a diabetic to Zihua. Are there any pediatric endocrinologists in Zihua?

I'm not sure, but at the risk of sounding cavalier and insensitive, doesn't it occur to them there are other children here with the same condition? There is at least one endocrinólogo here according to a quick internet search, and diabetes is a condition that too many Mexicans have. I recommend you or they contact Dr. Grayeb who would know whom to recommend.

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Hi Rob,
It sounds confusing, but there are two types of diabetes. The more prevalent in adults is Tyoe 2, and the more prevalent in children is Type 1, it is auto immune and currently there is no cure. Some physicians suggest these two conditions should not be named the same. Interestingly, the incidence of Type 1 diabetes is higher in areas with less sunlight (Sweden,Chile, New Zealand), with the exception of Sardinia in Italy. Care and recommendations for each type are quite different.

RC: have your friends reach me via email on the envelope next to my name. I suspect your friend’s daughter was diagnosed recently, and that is a very difficult time. She should be ok, if she takes the same precautions she takes at home.

Warm regards

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