From the Netherlands:
My five year old son, who has had diabetes about a year, sometimes has extremely high blood sugars (20-24 mmol/L [360-432 mg/dl]) which we cannot relate to insulin, food or stress, and I recently read something about the influence of growth hormone. Can you tell me something more about the influence of these hormones on my five year old son's blood sugars?
Growth hormone can antagonise the effects of insulin, but you need very high levels to do this. It is usually a problem in puberty when growth hormone is high. However, your sons high levels are not likely to be due to growth hormone, but rather to the issues of looking after diabetes in a five year old, such as diet, exercise and insulin.
Original posting 30 Mar 2002
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:32
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.