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September 2, 2020

Diagnosis and Symptoms

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Question from Cali, Colombia:

My 12-year-old daughter has been running a glucose reading of 126 to 189 mg/dl [7 to 10.5 mmol/L]. Her doctor says she has a high probability of being a diabetic because her A1c is running at 7.1. She recommended I write to you. I am her father and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 11. My other daughter, now age 15, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two years ago. Is there now something we can do to prevent my younger daughter’s diagnosis? I am giving her a low carbohydrate diet in order to control her blood sugars and checking her blood sugar four times a day.

We live now in Colombia (South America). Both of my daughters are U.S. citizens.

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