From Berwick, Louisiana, USA:
My seven year old son has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Would it be wise to seek a second opinion? If so, are there any specialists in this field in my area?
Typeá1 diabetes is not difficult to diagnose. If your son has had two or more of random blood sugars greater than 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L] or fasting blood sugars greater than 126 mg/dl [7 mmol/L] and had an elevated hemoglobin A1c, I don't think that you need a second opinion on that score.
What I do believe is that the family should make at least one visit (even if you don't on a regular basis) to a children's diabetes team which includes a nurse educator,a dietitian and a medical social worker in addition to the doctor.
Original posting 29 Jun 2001
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