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Diagnosis and Symptoms

I’ve recently noticed that my two year old drinks water all day long and has been complaining that her vaginal area is hot. She has had yeast infections before. I have insulin dependent diabetes and have a strong family history. Should we have her tested for diabetes. If so, what is the process?

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My eight year old son who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about four months ago with a fasting blood sugar of 198 mg/dl [11mmol/L], some ketones, but negative antibodies. Now, his endocrinologist suspects that he in fact has type 2 because of the slow and steady pattern of decrease in insulin requirements. How do you generally differentiate type 1 in the honeymoon phase from type 2 after some insulin treatment?

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My 21 month old son had some high blood sugars during an illness and was tested extensively for diabetes and celiac syndrome. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four weeks after an appendectomy. Why was nothing noted in the hospital admission records regarding abnormal urine results or blood testing? Is testing for diabetes before operations routine in hospitals?

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When my five year old was asking constantly for a drink last week, diabetes popped in my mind, and now, with the foot infection, it really has me worried. Could my son have diabetes?

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My six year old daughter always has ketones in her urine, and while she seems to show no other signs of diabetes, hasn’t gained nor lost weight in a year. Her doctor now has decided to do blood tests and has also brought up questions about cystic fibrosis. Is it possible that the ketones could mean she might have slight diabetes?

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I am 26 years old, female, newly married, and I recently I was told I have developed diabetes. I have several questions.

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My 11 year old boy is on medication for bedwetting, has put on a little weight, is always looking for food, is thirsty and urinates a lot. He is active and happy, but often anxious. His fasting blood sugar is 4.2 mmol/L [76 mg/dl], and it is 9.2 mmol/L [166 mg/dl] at 5 pm. Do we have cause for concern?

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I am 42 years old, 20 pounds overweight, have been having some hormone problems, and I have a family history of diabetes. Several tests for diabetes in the past have been normal, but I am now having some more exaggerated symptoms, and I have having trouble telling the difference between symptoms of hormonal changes and diabetes. Have any studies been done on women my age and older? Are there crossover symptoms?

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A friend has a 10 year old with headaches. She was just told by an eye doctor that the child has diabetes in the eyes. Her pediatrician is putting her off till next week to get the results from the eye doctor first. Where can she take her child to get a glucose before then? What is this all about?

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