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Diagnosis and Symptoms

I have been told that Acanthosis Nigricans is a symptom of diabetes; is this true?

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My 11 year old daughter is always thirsty, very irritable at times, always sleepy, and hard to arouse at times. I checked her fasting blood sugar with a meter and it was 96 mg/dl [5.3 mmol/L] and a two-hour postprandial sugar was 144 mg/dl [8 mmol/L]. Should I have further tests done on her?

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I am a 48 year old female recently diagnosed with what my diabetes thinks might be type 1.5 diabetes because of my symptoms and the fact that I am not obese. Have you ever heard of type 1.5 diabetes?

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I have put on a dramatic amount of weight in the last few years, without any change in diet. Recently I had some tests performed and my C-peptide was apparently way above the normal range. Does this automatically mean I am producing too much insulin? What possible causes could there be for such a high reading?

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I am 33 and have had type 1 diabetes for three years. I am 1 meter, 78 centimeters tall, and weigh 75 kilograms, and my insulin daily needs are between 25 units to 35 units (Humalog via a pump) Does this mean I have type 1B?

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My grandson might have diabetes. I would like to know what kind of test they are going to be running on him, to see if it is diabetes or not.

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I am 46 years old, very obese, have most of the symptoms and I feel that I have diabetes, but know I’m in denial because I watched my family become the diabetic police and my grandmother and mother were both miserable because of this.

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My nine year old son has type 1 diabetes, and his six year old brother has had some high blood sugars (146 to 178 mg/dl [8.1 to 9.9 mmol/L] ), all after a snack or meal, over a period of time. What is the normal range for blood sugars following a meal or snack?

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My two year old nephew has always drank a lot of fluids, complained of thirst and frequent urination, and he gets up usually once, sometimes twice, a night to urinate. His pediatrician examined him, did a urine dipstick which was negative for glucose, and told my sister that, since he was not spilling glucose in his urine, he does not have diabetes. While I hope this is true, shouldn’t some lab work be performed? Is the urine dipstick diagnostic enough?

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My almost nine year old daughter is experiencing significant hair loss, weight loss, fatigue, and headaches. We have heard that this could be signs of diabetes, but the doctor has done a blood test and it came out okay. Should we ask for a glucose tolerance test? Could this be diabetes?

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