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Diagnosis and Symptoms

My 12 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about six months ago. How do I ascertain whether he has type 1A or type 1B? Is there any chance that he can be put on oral medications? Is there any chance of getting him off insulin in near future?

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We recently admitted a nine year old new onset diabetic to our facility. The physician ordered an antipancreatic Islet Cell blood test which came back negative and also a serum insulin level which came back 48 (high). Please explain the significance of these tests.

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I am a 38 year old female and have a six year old with diabetes. I have hypothyroidism and take thyroid pills daily. Today I was having the shakes and felt “low”. I checked my blood sugar and it was only 65. Should I be concerned and have this checked out?

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How do doctors tell if someone has actual diabetes as opposed to transient hyperglycemia? What tests are performed? How routine is antibody testing?

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My four year old son recently started urinating quite frequently. He also drinks a lot of fluids, like juice, soda, and water. He sometimes complains about his leg being stiff or hurting. Do you think I should be concerned and have him checked for diabetes or do you think it is nothing to worry about?

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I have a 3 year old nephew who’s father is hypoglycemic. My husband is a type 1 diabetic who takes 4 shots a day. We’ve taken some blood sugar counts on my nephew as per his persistent requests. To our surprise, we got some very high results.

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My 8 year old daughter had a blood sugar reading of 211 at a cookout the other day. She is not a diabetic. Could the 211 reading be from eating, or should I have more tests run?

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My 18 month old son has had severe constipation for four months. He also has been drinking excessive amounts of juice and water constantly, and has many wet diapers. Could this be a sign of type 1 diabetes?

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My friend has diabetes, and she told me lately that when she tests her blood sugar levels before going to bed they are normal, but when she wakes up they are high. What can make your sugar level go up while you are sleeping?

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My 10 year old son was diagnosed about 14 months ago, and, in the past few months, I started checking his urine for ketones more carefully. I find with illness. even though he may have good numbers, he still gets mild ketones. If I suspect type 1B, how can I have this clarified?

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