From Virginia, USA:
My daughter was diagnosed almost a year ago and is 6 years old. She has had pneumonia for the second time in the past few years. Her sugar levels have been volatile during this illness and ketones have ranged from small to large for one week solid. I know that some of this is normal with illness, but I am worried about long-range damage to her kidneys. Help! what can I do?
I would be more worried about the possibility of her developing ketoacidosis while she is sick now. I would contact your child's doctor to discuss how to clear the ketones and lower the blood sugar now.
Original posting 13 May 1999
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:04
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