Diabetes in toddlers

Common Questions and Answers about Diabetes in toddlers


Avatar n tn HI, I was wondering what the sypmtoms, signs were of type 1 diabetes in an infant or toddler, my 31 month-old girl has multiple issues. I wonder if you think she could have diabetes, and what testing should I ask for? She had problems from infancy, blood and mucus in stools at 6 weeks, still happening, colonoscopy at 18 months showed no sign of where blood coming from. Severe food allergies, anapyhlaxis to dairy, nuts, etc.
926636 tn?1244055458 My granddaughter is also losing weight despite a concerted effort to increase her caloric intake (half and half in her cereal, ensure, etc.). Doctor will run a fast blood sugar so diabetes is a possible diagnosis, What are some other differential diagnoses for which we should be testing? There are a lot of autoimmune diseases on both sides of the family. Any suggestion areas to rule out would be helpful.
Avatar n tn Her level 2 hours later was very normal, assuming that she had breakfast in the meantime. If you test her again in the morning before breakfast, make sure that her fingers are absolutely clean. No lotions containing honey or other sweet-smelling substances that may contain carbohydrates, either. Some people do have what is called a 'dawn syndrome' whereby their bodies remove all insulin right after they first get up, causing glucose levels to temporarily rise too high.
Avatar f tn hiya..
Avatar f tn This can be done by watching your diet and exercising and in some cases using drugs. In Type 1 you do not produce ANY insulin to be used more effectively so you HAVE to take Insulin because your body does not produce any. That is a general overview. I would be happy to answer any more questions that I can. Please post more ....
Avatar f tn //forums.childrenwithdiabetes.com/ Diabetes in children is nothing to mess around with. The sugar over 300 is very worrying. Good luck. I'm sorry that you're going through this. I hope he doesn't have diabetes, but you can't take any chances.
Avatar m tn Chalazions in toddlers occur in two forms, the "internal" variety and the "external" variety. Your description is not totally clear, but it sounds like this bump is trying to drain on the skin side, which would make it an external chalazion. These do leave small skin scars when they drain which usually fade away to almost invisibility over time.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am a type 1 diabetic (in my 20s) and I work in diabetes professionally. I know many families with toddlers on pumps and very few have had problems with normal life interfering with the site/equipment. Most kids are so pleased to get off shots that it is a happy move for them. Regarding pulling it out: if your toddler does go on a pump he'll learn very quickly that leaving it alone is the best (read: least painful) thing.
Avatar n tn I'm 39, mother of two toddlers, low blood pressure, a little overweight but in good general health. I did just start drinking more coffee though (two-three cups/day), but, I have been drinking tea for quite some time.
Avatar n tn He said that the scans don't show any cause for this to be happening and it looks like it is curving in rather than the bone thinning in that area. At this point it isn't affecting my brain, so he wants me to repeat the scans in October and come back so he can see if there are any changes. Keep in touch if you find anything out about yours. and feel free to send me a message in my inbox - I have a watch on this post and my inbox and I recieve an email whenever anyone posts to it.
242516 tn?1368227505 The few lacerations we treated, reminded me of sewing up a hand laceration post-Katrina since it was our first patient in both situations, and in Katrina the dust was billowing about, whereas this time we had a very nice sunday school room to operate from.
Avatar n tn The medical community is blind. Oh yea by the way diabetes, gastristis 3x, fungal infections 2x all in one year.......I could go on. One thing for sure the doctors and the hospitals are getting rich. fainting with muscle loss. Can't walk for hours. All she does is sleep. She has brain fog. Can't concentrate. Doesn't have a life anymore. She is one less healthy child.....
Avatar m tn We expect a tough fight, since last week the chemical and infant formula industries narrowly killed a BPA ban in California. Use your voice now to speak out in Washington for all the babies and toddlers who can’t! And after you act, please forward this email to friends and family so they can add their voices, too. Thank you! https://secure.consumersunion.org/site/Advocacy?
Avatar n tn I have a three year old with type 1 diabetes. His sugars are just so out of whack lately. He complains about his head, eyes, stomach. I took him to GI specialist and they prescribed zantac he also takes zyrtec for allergies. I am not able to concentrate at work, not sure how well daycare does with his sugar levels, afraid he is there and not feeling well.
Avatar n tn An A1C test may be in order , at least as a baseline. Toddlers can decompensate very quickly if they have diabetes, so keep careful watch and avoid DKA at all costs. I personally feel that a post prandial blood glucose reading is much more telling than a fasting bg; it lets you know if the islets are producing enough insulin to match the glucose circulating in the blood.
Avatar n tn I do not know if the staffers will feel that this is a proper topic to discuss (it really IS between the lawyers to decide whether the child's parents have the right to insist that the child be cared for at the preschool), but we certainly can give your friend lots of information about caring for toddlers with type 1 diabetes if this child does end up in her classroom.
116879 tn?1266519849 That might be making her thirsty. Might be worth looking in to. Glad the diabetes test was ok. There is another condition called diabetes insipidus, that can lead to excessive drinking/urination. I have no idea if it affects toddlers, or if that could even be a possibility. People who have that drink enormous amounts of water, and urinate constantly. Despite the name, it is not diabetes mellitus (the classic form of diabetes). I think it is quite uncommon.
Avatar f tn If that doesn't work, try checking if there is a history of diabetes in your family. In other words, get your blood tested for the glucose level. Also! Here are some tips to care for vaginal itching/burning/irritation. 1. Keep your genital area clean and dry. Use plain, unscented soap. 2. Avoid colored or perfumed toilet tissue and bubble bath. 3. Wear cotton panties or pantyhose with a cotton crotch. Avoid panties made from synthetic materials. For infants and toddlers, change diapers often.
199177 tn?1490502134 • Impaired brain functioning, cognitive development and information processing • Destructive relational patterns (distorted images of relationships, family and gender roles) • Psychopathology (internalizing behaviors such as depression as well as externalizing behaviors such as antisocial behaviors like stealing) • Low self-esteem • More depression and anxiety • Greater behavioral and attention problems in school • Delinquent behavior in adolescence • Violent behavior in adulthood • Poor coping
1006035 tn?1485579497 Crohn's/Colitis Diabetes IBS Lactose Intolerance Ulcers Celiac Disease Other general allergies Once again, NEVER blame the child or make them feel bad about eating or not eating. NEVER EVER spank them or hit them to get them to eat the way you want them to. Relax and let them be a kid. The second thing I want to say is that kids will touch themselves. It's nothing to be embarrassed about or even make a big deal out of.
Avatar m tn As you know I am suffering this for almost 2 years now. This appeared out of the blue in June 2012 (I say out of the blue because I don't take drugs, don't smoke, don't have diabetes, didn't have chemotherapy, and didn't take medicines for long periods of time -besides 1 week of cyprofloxacin in March 2012).
Avatar f tn Now, all these symptoms seem to be coming when I've been really stressed from having to watch 3 toddlers for the past 4 months since my brother is in the army overseas. I've never been this stressed in my complete life. I also read somewhere that a few weeks after getting the infection you get sick with the flu like. About 2-3 months after I came down with pneumonia...if that has anything to do with it.. Please, I am freaking out so bad this past month keeping this to myself.
Avatar f tn ) but think of the positive that this is only temporary and there are children and even toddlers that have type one diabetes that have to go through that daily for their whole lives... and of course adults too... diabetes isnt fun and it takes so much dedication to stay healthy! less than a month to go and the reward is worth everything! congrats on your pregnancy!
Avatar n tn When I went in to see what was wrong his eyes were wide open and dialated, but didn't seem to be blinking or seeing. He was trembling in jerky movements in his torso and legs and he was doing quick intakes of air, like a baby does after he cries himself to sleep. This lasted for less than 4 minutes, then he came back around and started talking to me and acting sleepy again. This was the second time this happened.
Avatar f tn ) joking,I think) ,Well yesterday around 10 am I felt this pulsing in my belly by 11am its was a strong pulsing n pulling pain well I lifted my shirt and in the middle of my belly there was a large bump n kinda long the size of a pinky (toddlers) I could see it it looked as if my side had caved in alil and that bump was pulling it towards it,,I touched it n it was hot n red n blue in color veins near it were enlarged,it moved all the way up my stomach,chest n back of neck,I felt every move it ma
3060903 tn?1398568723 The Australian Nutrition Foundation Inc was founded in 1979, became incorporated in 1981, and commenced trading as Nutrition Australia in 2001. Nutrition Australia continues the work of the Australian Nutrition Foundation (ANF) as Australia's peak community nutrition education body, to provide scientifically based nutrition information to encourage all Australians to achieve optimal health through food variety and physical activity.
3060903 tn?1398568723 The Australian Nutrition Foundation Inc was founded in 1979, became incorporated in 1981, and commenced trading as Nutrition Australia in 2001. Nutrition Australia continues the work of the Australian Nutrition Foundation (ANF) as Australia's peak community nutrition education body, to provide scientifically based nutrition information to encourage all Australians to achieve optimal health through food variety and physical activity.
Avatar n tn Hello I was just wanting to know I was told about 3 weeks ago that I have gestational diabetes and tried very hard to control it with just my diet by my doctor said I was having a hard time since my blood sugars where like a roller coaster some high and others low. So last week at week 33 of my prenancy my doctor put me on insulin 20 units twice a day and it seems to be working since she wants my levels to be lower than 135 but I need to ask what is the normal level for the lowest.
Avatar n tn I have type 2 diabetes and was officially diagnosed 4 months ago, but it is in control. The internal med doctor initially suspected Guillain Barre', but an EMG ruled that out (it was normal). I've had an MRI of my cervical spine and one of my brain. I've had comprehensive blood tests to rule out anything else. I'm on Metformin (for blood sugar) and Avapro (for hypertension). I recently went on these meds, about 2 months before symptoms began.