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Diagnosis and Symptoms

With frequent urination, my daughter had an elevated blood sugar at home. At the laboratory, her blood sugar was normal. What does this mean? Would a crying fit cause her blood sugar to drop?

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I have a lot of the symptoms of type 1 diabetes, but my doctor won’t test me for it. What should I do?

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My mom’s blood sugar was 230 mg/dl [12.8 mmol/L] two days after finishing a series of prednisone. Could the steroid drug have made her test inaccurate?

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I am overweight and exercise regularly, but cannot lose weight. I take medication for Graves’ disease and have had other illnesses over the years. My recent blood sugar was slightly elevated. I am exhausted. What could be going on?

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My son has intermittent slightly elevated blood sugars. He was antibody negative two years ago. Is he at risk for diabetes? Should I reduce his sugar intake?

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My daughter has been drinking a lot and lost a little weight, but had normal blood sugars on a home meter. Should I ask for a GTT? Should I also have her checked for diabetes insipidus?

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My daughter was urinating a lot and had a high blood sugar on a home meter. At the ER, her blood sugar was normal, but I’ve checked her a lot at home. Based on her readings, what do you think of her situation? Should I continue to check her? I am worried this is the early onset of diabetes.

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My daughter was born with a low blood sugar level. Now a toddler, she is urinating, drinking and eating a lot. Based on her blood sugars, which I checked at home, might she have diabetes?

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Recently, my son has lost 10 pounds and has had abdominal pain and nausea. He has had elevated fasting blood sugars at home. Should I continue to check him, then ask for an A1c or ask for an A1c now?

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Although my daughter’s fasting glucose test was normal, I have seen post meal numbers as high as 171 mg/dl [9.5 mmol/L], per my husband’s meter. What does this mean? Could she have enough insulin to maintain normal fasting blood sugars, but insufficient to maintain that level after meals?

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