Diabetes type 1 information for children

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8793709 tn?1409597660 It doesn't mean your baby will be more at risk for type 1. But it does mean you are more at risk to develop type 2 diabetes later. If you leave it untreated the baby is also at risk for type 2 later in life.
Avatar n tn Where can I find information about children (11 y/o) with Type 1 Diabetes, on a pump, and concurrent treatment for ADHD with Adderall XR and/or Vyvance?
1341894 tn?1276129380 I don't know anything about Agent Orange and diabetes. Perhaps you can do a search on it. I also belong to a website with 15,000 members and if you send me a private message I'll give you that site as there are many more diabetics (and the people they may know) that might have some information. As for your type> Type 2 diabetes does not " turn into" Type 1.
1461465 tn?1285868661 I suggest you talk with your endo if you want more accurate information about risk. However, here is my opinion. Type 1 diabetes, as you know is a manageable condition. It is certainly life changing for a child and for the family, but it is not life threatening if well managed. Also new technology to manage diabetes is being developed all the time and perhaps there will be a true cure in the life of someone born today.
Avatar f tn My three year old son drinks a lot, uses the restroom quite frequently, and says he's really tired a lot here recently. What is a normal blood sugar for someone his age? And could he possibly have diabetes? He has a family history of both type 1 & 2 diabetes on both sides. He isn't losing any weight and plays as normal.
Avatar f tn 1. Diabetes Basics - American Diabetes Association (ADA) http://www.diabetes.org/ 2. Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know - FDA http://www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/UsingDietarySupplements/ucm109760.htm 3. Tips for Dietary Supplement Users - FDA http://www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/UsingDietarySupplements/ucm110567.htm MedHelp also has several diabetes communities that you can join for additional support. Good luck!
Avatar n tn A volunteer will be matched up with your request according to how their expertise best fits your question, with a team of individuals to rely on for other information. At least one volunteer specializes in depression in type 1 diabetics, and others have "been there" and can speak from experience. When sending off your request, please indicate whether your teen is a boy or girl, for some issues differ between the two.
Avatar n tn My children have Type 1 diabetes on both sides of the family (maternal grandmother 40++ years) and paternal grandfather ~ 8 years). Many years ago my mother-in-law investigated what should/could be done for "preventing" diabetes in our children. At that time one course of action was to begin low-dose insulin shots PRIOR to any symptoms. I essentially ignored that advice.
Avatar n tn I wonder how many of you who were diagnosed before the age of 1 have been checked for Neonatal Diabetes? My son was diagnosed at the age of 4 months with Type 1 diabetes but we later found out he had Neonatal Diabetes caused by a genetic mutation of the KCNJ11 gene.
Avatar n tn I'm 21 years old in college, and I have had type 1 diabetes for 12 years now, and i have always eaten good, and exercised regularly, but just recently, i wanted to lose some weight, around 10 pounds, but for some reason i am finding it really hard to lose weight. I work out about 3-4 times a week. Usually i do a lot of cardio to burn the calories, so about 2 miles on the treadmill. But i still cant lose any weight. I was just wondering if being diabetic had something to do with that.
Avatar n tn I noticed quite of few questions from other parents regarding their children with type 1 complaining of stomach aches, I would like to "add" to the list that my daughter who is 8 also complains of stomach aches at least 3 times a month. I've taken her to her regular pediatrician and the endocronologist who have made a couple of suggestions of maybe its gas or she's irregular but this is not the case. As a parent I can see its more than that. At times she is doubled over with pain.
Avatar n tn student, None of us are physicians, but volunteers who either have type 1 or as a parent or family member who are very involved with diabetes. With type 1 the beta cells are destroyed in the pancreas due to the autoimmune response. I agree with Markie, it is usually triggered by something and many cases has a genetic factor that comes into play. Keep in mind there are also many cases that doctors cannot find a genetic reason.
Avatar n tn Could you please tell me what complications over time can occur from high blood sugar levels. Also, are there any good snack ideas for a teenager with type 1 diabetes that has a lifetime battle ahead of him and is getting bored with the same old tasteless snacks? Thank You.
Avatar n tn Hello GBH, As you may know, we're volunteers here and not physicians, so best to check in with your hubby's physician, too. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are quite different diseases, and our focus here is on Type 1. Potential complications from both diseasees are the same, so the research into finding cures for TYpe 1 and its complications also benefits folks with Type 2. The American Diabetes Assocation has lots of information specific to Type 2.
Avatar n tn If you test often, you can catch both problems and normalize them. I send you congratulations, and wishes for a healthy pregnancy. I am a type 1 diabetic since childhood, and I had two healthy pregnancies resulting in two beautiful and healthy children. The real key, from all that I have read, is good glucose control during the whole pregnancy, especially at the very first and near the end of the pregnancy. Best wishes to you!
Avatar n tn How are you gonna feel if you break up with him and a cure comes up for type 1 diabetes in a few years...are you going to ask him to get back with you?? Trust me as long as your boyfriend takes care of himself your parents need to get over themselves assuming thats the only reason they dont like him. "treat others how you'd wanna be treated" Golden rule !!!!
374668 tn?1214342337 My 9 year old nephew has type 1 diabetes, and it would make his life a lot easier if they came out with an inhaler for children. I know they have them for adults, but do they have them for children?
Avatar n tn From everything I have read and studied, type 2 diabetes is far more a genetic thing than type 1. I was told that the chances of my children developing type 1 diabetes is not much greater than someone who does not have it. My kids are 13 and 16 and no sign of the disease. And I am the one with diabetes. I personally, would not worry about it as you do not have diabetes. Having my children is a far better experience with diabetes than not having had them.
Avatar n tn He is supposed to go back and have it checked again, only fasting. What are the chances this is Type-1 diabetes and can children outgrow it? Some people have said yes and others no.
Avatar f tn Children's blood sugars are typically lower than adults, and a result in the high 50s or 60s can be 'normal' for a fasting level. People without diabetes (or risk for diabetes) will typically never go above 120 (and usually their blood sugar would be tightly controlled in a narrow range all the time). The highs that you are seeing are concerning, particularly that he didn't have much carbs.
Avatar n tn Hey, I have had type 1 diabetes for 15 years and I am 27. It sounds like you may need to talk to someone professional and sort out some feelings. You can live a long wonderful life if you make it your priority. No one else can do it for you. Your A1C scores are good and that is key. Diabetes is tricky and sometimes your body does not do what you think it should, or what your doc thinks it should. My advice is to find a great doc who can listen and also tell you what needs to be done.
Avatar n tn My coworkers said I need to get him in because these could be signs of diabetes. My father, 5 uncles, 3 aunts, and 2 cousins have type 2, but I've only heard of 2 people in the family having type 1 - my great uncle and my father's cousin. Should I be asking the doctor about diabetes, or is it pretty unlikely that he'd have it without the frequent thirst and urination? I don't want to inquire if my coworkers are way off base.
Avatar n tn I told him it is very difficult for me to get a lower A-1 C and I was never at 6.3 only when I was first diagnosed.
Avatar n tn Btw, just fyi you are posting in the type 1 forum, not the type 2 forum. I'm so sorry, mamarou, and unfortunately don't have any suggestions. Denial is a very powerful thing and people use all their "logic" to maintain it. All you can do is tell him how much his behavior hurts and scares you. He will probably see any efforts to change his thinking as "nagging or overreacting". He is the one that needs to make the decision to change.
Avatar n tn In my 17 years of volunteering, I have not heard anything about type 1 diabetes and crime. It is true that some people with diabetes who suffer from low blood sugars can have violent, aggressive behavior, but it is something that is usually ongoing and can be caused by poor management or complications. You also mentioned that your diabetes can really get you down.
Avatar n tn I would also recommend going to Children with Diabetes, and getting involved in the closest JDRF chapter-- and getting as much information out of your medical team as possible. It is not necessary to go straight to a pump. My daughter has had diabetes for 3 1/2 years and is just now making the transition. Often newly diagnosed people have a honeymoon period, in which the blood sugars are relatively stable and respond well to insulin shots; she may do just fine on shots for a while.
Avatar n tn I wish that I had an easy solution to give you, but dealing with type 1 is never simple. I have been a JDRF volunteer for many years. Some children are wonderful at testing and taking care of themselves. Then there are those that rebel, have ADHD, ODD or are suffering from depression. My son dealt with some of the same problems and has discovered in the past few years what taking care of himself means.
Avatar f tn ) In a diabetic, glucose levels rise higher than normal after drinking the glucose drink and come down to normal levels much slower (insulin is either not produced, or it is produced but the cells of the body do not respond to it) (see details on type 1 and type 2 diabetes for more information on this topic). As with fasting or random blood glucose tests, a markedly abnormal oral glucose tolerance test is diagnostic of diabetes.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am so sorry I missed your question, it did not come up in que when you write the most recent question. Type 2 diabetes can develop into a type of Type 1 later on IF the pancreas is not able to keep producing enough insulin. This is not definite and only happens to certain individuals. Complications related to diabetes are mainly from high glucoses and not the medications taken. All medications can have side effects ofcourse, herbals, teas etc included.