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Diagnosis and Symptoms

Since having Fifth’s disease nine months ago, I have had various symptoms, including increased thirst and hunger. My OGTT and A1c results were normal. Could I be a “smoldering” type 1?

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A diabetes specialist says that, based on his glucose tolerance test, my son does not have diabetes. But, our family doctor says he does have it. What am I to believe?

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My teen daughter has had high insulin levels, but relatively normal blood sugars. We have family members with types 1 and 2. Could she have some combination of the two?

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My daughter was diagnosed with diabetes recently, but she is asymptomatic and has no urine ketones. Her blood sugars are erratic. Could she have MODY? Should she start insulin soon?

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I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance. Is this the same as diabetes? Should I get a second opinion or see a naturopathic doctor?

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My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 in July 2005 and put on insulin, in addition to the Glucophage she was already taking. Is this an early diagnosis? Should she be on insulin? Would any other disease cause high blood sugars?

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Prior to conceiving, I was urinating frequently. Now, at 29 weeks, I have gestational diabetes. Could I have had diabetes before my pregnancy?

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My daughter’s recent GTT indicated normal readings, but she continues to have elevated readings at home. The endocrinologist suspects she has type 2. Do her insulin levels indicate type 2?

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My son was diagnosed early, with symptoms and positive GAD antibodies. We put him on a diet and exercise program and have not given him ANY insulin. My husband’s endocrinologist, who is treating him, also suggested Januvia. Has this ever been used by those with type 1 or by children? Are there any risks to using this medication? Is it possible my son’s insulin-producing cells will survive?

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About 18 months ago, I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I have since lost 30 pounds, but felt symptomatic for diabetes. The doctor did a fasting blood glucose test that was normal so I was told I needed no follow-up until next year. Still, should I ask for a GTT?

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