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Diagnosis and Symptoms

My six year old has what looks like acanthosis nigricans on her neck and behind her ears. Could there be another explanation for this besides diabetes? Could this be something other than acanthosis nigricans?

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I took my four year old daughter to the doctor because I thought she might have a bladder infection. Her urine was positive for sugar and ketones, and her non-fasting blood sugar was 136 mg/dl [7.6 mmol/L]. The nurse told be to bring her back in a week for a fasting blood sugar. My daughter shows no signs of diabetes. Does this sound like diabetes? Do we need more information?

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How does the diabetes symptom polyphagia occur? Something that stimulates our hunger center? What’s its mechanism?

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My daughter, age 34 months, has been vomiting on and off over the past month. There is a strong family history of diabetes on both sides.

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I eat boxes of uncooked corn starch. I have not been able to find a doctor to isolate my problem. Can you offer any assistance?

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I am a 38 year old female. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one month ago. How common is it for a woman my age to get type 1 diabetes?

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At 4 days old, my son was diagnosed with “transient diabetes of the newborn”. I have not been able to find anyone to explain to me what it is and why it happened.

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I am a 31 year old Caucasian male, average weight. I was diagnosed almost two years ago with a blood glucose of 500. Since about three weeks after diagnosis, I have taken no insulin. Could I just have glucose intolerance that got temporarily out of control two years ago?

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My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed about a year and a half ago with hypoglycemia. Her father, grandfather, and great grandfather, all had type 1 diabetes, and her father has similar symptoms. Can my daughter’s hypoglycemia be related to her father’s type 1 diabetes, and if so does she run a higher risk of getting it? I asked her endocrinologist if they were related, and he told me absolutely not, and wants to test for tumors.

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I’m a 27 year old female who has had Hodgkin’s Disease IIIB for 12 years and is being treated with chemotherapy and radiation. I have not been diagnosed with diabetes, and have no family history. I have normal fasting blood sugars (80-90 mg/dl [4.4 to 5])mmol/L] range, and an A1c of 4.4%. However, my two-hour postprandial blood sugars range from 154-208 mg/dl [8.6-11.6 mmol/L]. Is there cause for alarm?

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