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Diagnosis and Symptoms

Our 10 year old daughter has gained over 40 pounds in the past 11 months, and her doctor said she has darker colored skin markings under her arms, which is a sign of adult diabetes. The doctor did a (non-fasting) blood test without fasting. How accurate can a non-fasting blood sugar be? What does the skin discoloration mean?

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My five year old daughter complained of discomfort when she urinated, and her doctor did not find an infection, but he did find a small amount of glucose. Her blood sugar level was 121 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L] after a juice drink. What could cause the glucose in her urine?

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My daughter had a urinalysis which showed 3+ glucose and 1+ ketones. A blood sugar taken at that time was 97 mg/dl [5.4 mmol/L], and two days later, she had a fasting blood sugar of 50 mg/dl [2.8 mmol/L], an A1c of 4.7%, and her urine was clear. One month repeat labs showed a fasting blood sugar of 87 mg/dl [4.8 mmol/L], and her urine is clear. My mom thinks we need to keep investigating as my daughter may be developing diabetes, but her pediatrician is not acting concerned. Where should I go from here?

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My daughter is one week old and they cannot find a reason for her seizures. Can an infant of a week old have diabetes? If so, can it be complicated by maltodextrin in the infant formula causing seizures?

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My brother’s son was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus at age 4 months. Is this probable? At such a young age?

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My eight year old son has been putting on weight for the past year. He does go to the bathroom frequently, but I can’t really say that he drinks frequently. He is always hungry. Also, diabetes runs in his father’s side of the family. Should I just be encouraging the kid to exercise more and eat less, or do you think I should investigate the diabetes possibility?

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My son’s pediatrician just called and said that he had a glucose reading of 187 mg/dl [10.4 mmol/L]. It was not a fasting test. He had not eaten breakfast that morning and ate some candy in the lab waiting room. What kind of effect would this have on his test?

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My 14 year old daughter had pancreatitis about two years ago. Now they say her insulin is high but her sugar level is good. They talked about type 2 diabetes and put her on a carbohydrate diet. I have never heard of this. What should I be aware of?

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What are the differences, if any, in metabolic effects between partial and complete insulin deficiency states?

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We have one son with type 1 diabetes and a family history of autoimmune disease. Recently, our two year old has had high blood sugars and a positive antibody test. Given the fact that he has already had many high blood sugars and a positive antibody screening, is it possible that he may not advance at all to diabetes?

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