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Diagnosis and Symptoms

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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I have type 1 diabetes, and my three year old son (who has not been diagnosed with diabetes) has been ill so I checked a checked his blood sugar with a meter that had been recently calibrated, and it was 412 mg/dl [22.3 mmol/L]. At the ER his blood sugar an hour and a half later was 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L]. Could my son’s pancreas be going bad and working only sometimes?

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My three year old daughter is going through tests to see how bad her diabetes is. Her doctor said that she has honeymooners diabetes which I have never heard of. Can you give me some background on this type? Is it also called a different name?

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I am 39 years old and have several symptoms of diabetes. I also had gestational diabetes with both of my pregnancies and my father takes insulin, yet every time the doctors do a blood test for diabetes, it comes back negative. What should I do now?

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I recently fell and received multiple injuries. I was diagnosed with diabetes shortly after. My doctor said it showed up when I was in the hospital and he thinks the trauma most likely caused it.

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My five year old son has always sweated terribly, and is always hungry and thirsty. Diabetes does run in both sides of the family, and my son was a two pound preemie at birth, approximately 11 weeks early. I am very nervous about his health, as he is always wanting sugar and he tires very easily.

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How serious are the hypoglycemic conditions I’ve mentioned? Is there some thought to whether these problems with my children are genetic? Do they tie together in some way? Will I have to worry about my 12 year old developing any of these things?

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My son was diagnosed with ketotic hypoglycemia a few months ago. He has been wetting and drinking a lot the past few days. He has shown high sugar levels in the past when ill. His endocrinologist said not to worry, it isn’t diabetes. His antibody test was negative. Is there a chance it could be diabetes, or is there some other metabolic disorder it might be?

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I recently read in a local newspaper that an early symptom, among others, of diabetes was what appears to be dirt on a child’s neck that won’t wash off. My 8 year boy has this. Is it true about the dirt like markings around the neck?

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My 14 year old son is experiencing a lot of problems at school. He has trouble going to sleep and then he doesn’t sleep all night.

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