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Type 2 in Youth

At five, my stepson is 45 inches tall and weighs 101 pounds. He is always hungry and thirsty. The pediatrician isn’t that concerned. What is your opinion?

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My teen daughter is overweight and producing too much insulin. Her endocrinologist has prescribed Glucophage, but the package says it’s for high blood sugars. Is this the right medication for her?

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Are there any surveys about the risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes in children? Is there anything about nutrition/food habits, physical activity, etc.?

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My son has several of the symptoms of diabetes, plus a 30 pound weight gain over six months. What range should his blood sugars be?

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My 14-year-old was diagnosed with insulin resistance and possibly PCOS. She has been putting on weight around her mid section. What do you suggest? She’s been dieting and exercising, but it isn’t really working.

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I had gestational diabetes while pregnant with my second child. He craves sweets. Is he at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than my other children?

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My daughter has dark patches on her neck and underarms. Her blood sugar, one hour after lunch, was about 130 mg/dl [7.2 mmol/L]. If diagnosed with diabetes, could diet alone control it?

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My 10-year-old gained 73 pounds in two years. Her insulin level was high, but her blood sugar normal. Other than meeting with a nutritionist, what should I do to help her?

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I have a young special education student on Lantus and metformin. She has had several incidents of explosive diarrhea possibly caused by the metformin. What other medication would be appropriate for her? Can you provide more information on type 2 in children, especially Native Americans?

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How can I help lower my grandson’s risk for getting type 2 diabetes?

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