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Diagnosis and Symptoms

My seven year old white son (54 pounds) has had three periods of frequent urination, thirst, and elevated blood sugars which always drop down to normal, but has not been diagnosed with diabetes yet. Any explanation be given for these fluctuations? What tests should be carried out to determine whether he really is in need of insulin?

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My GP says I am type 2, while my endocrinologist says I am type 1.5. My C-peptide is 0.4. What type am I? Do I really need insulin?

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I have a lot of headaches. During one, my blood sugar was quite low. I thought diabetes meant high blood sugar readings. Can you help me?

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I have an eight year old daughter who eats constantly and when not eating is always saying she is hungry. She drinks almost all day, goes to the bathroom probably once an hour. I was talking to the school nurse where I work and she said that these are signs of diabetes. I am concerned but honestly do not have the money to get her tested at this time. Does this seem like I need to test her? Where can I go to get her tested for a low cost?

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My grandson has been suffering tonic clonic seizures. During one, his blood sugar was quite elevated and his new neurosurgeon suspected diabetes. The endocrinologist suspects he’s in his honeymoon phase. What does that mean?

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Unless we wake my six year old son up two or three times a night to urinate, he will wet the bed, and he has had a continuous problem with ringworm. I understand that skin problems are common in people with diabetes. Should I be concerned?

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I have been experiencing a number of symptoms that were found to be consistent with an autoimmune disorder. Since my father has type 1 diabetes, should I undergo further testing to identify my disorder?

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My toddler daughter urinates quite a lot, but doesn’t have other symptoms of diabetes. She has a cousin with type 1. Should we be concerned?

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While hospitalized for an episode of cyclic vomiting, my daughter had an elevated blood sugar. Since then, she completed a fasting glucose test, and her pediatrician suspects type 1 diabetes. What are your thoughts?

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The baby’s organs seem fine on the sonogram, but the doctors feel that the baby will be born prematurely. At my amniocentesis their was a deletion in the 6th chromosome which indicates type 1 diabetes, but I am not getting any answers to my questions. Could the baby have diabetes?

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