Diabetes type 1 symptoms in child

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Avatar f tn What are the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes? I have a child who is extremely tired and thirsty all the time. Should I have him checked for diabetes?
Avatar n tn Hi...I am not a doctor, but I pretty much know everything about Type 1 Diabetes. I am a Type 1 Diabetic and am now 34 years old. I have two little ones as well (4 year old girl and 21 month old boy). My biggest fear is for one of them to get my Disease. I have had extensive conversations with my Endocronologist (She is one of my closest friends), so I know she tells me stuff “off the record”.
Avatar n tn My husband has been a diabetic since a child now in his 50s - he has type 1 diabetes, his memory has declined over the years - and from my experience has got worse over the years and nautically since going on the pump. He does not manage in my opinion his diabetes well. There is evidence that managed diabetes is the key. My husband claims that his bad memory is a family thing - yes we can have this, yes we can have memory loss due to stress, lack of sleep list goes on.
Avatar n tn pumpgirl ~ I don't know that I've heard anyone state definitively what the youngest age for a person dx'd with type 1, but here in GA I know of a family whose son was finally diagnosed at 3-1/2 months. He'd been sick for about a month, but was several times misdiagnosed. So his onset was probably much earlier, possibly even at birth. As to the age of pump use, I hadn't heard of a 5 month old, but the youngest I'm aware of was 10 months.
Avatar n tn so frustrated....my nine year old was diagnosed type 1 a month ago....her numbers are doing so good but the poor thg feels like crap so frequently that it is affectting things more than the counting carbs and shots!!! she gets numerous tummy aches every day....it is making her grumpy and difficult....endocronologist does not believe its diabetes related but started the same time as diagnosis... wth????? cant find any trends....not only with highs...sometimes shes normal...
Avatar n tn Does Type I diabetes always present with a rapid onset in a child or are there cases where the patient has a history of symptoms that could indicate developing problems? My daughter had always been in the 95 percentile for growth and two years ago had slipped to the 75th. Her hair recently started falling out and I took her to her MD and she is now in the 50th percentile.
Avatar n tn First of all Type 2 diabetes does run in the family. I had gestational diabetes in two of my pregnancies. Lately but not everysingle day however more often now I am continuously feeling nausiated, at times a headache or mild diziness with it. At times I go to the toilet feeling as if I am going to vomit (but I dont). I am absolutely not pregnant (I had a tubal ligation). there are times when I get shaky or irritable or feel a head rush without food. I am 5'4" inches tall.
Avatar n tn My name is Ardy Johnson and I am a volunteer with the JDRF, please understand I am not qualified to give you medical information, but my son was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of 11 and is now 38 years old.
Avatar n tn I also wanted to ask what is considered excessive with the drinking and going to the bathroom symptoms. I read about this symptom in everything about type 1 but nothing says "how much" would be considered excessive. I wanted to add these things to my last post but the number of characters for the message wouldn't permit. Some other symptoms that my daughter has are dry chapped lips (all the time....
Avatar n tn Both drs said hypoglycemia is over-dx'd and treated, and didn't think this was her issue. Diabetes does run in the family. I think GI isn't looking at her whole picture. Also, she has never been an anxious child, but there definitely is a psych. component now (behavior, moodiness, glum). I wonder if that is a result of feeling sick, not vice versa. Please help! Thanks.
Avatar n tn i would suggest that you callyour octor to get checked out. Knowing the warning signs for type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) could save a child's life.
Avatar n tn I would suggest that you convince her parents to take her in for a simple blood test to rule in or out type 1 diabetes. Some of the usual symptoms of type 1 diabetes are the following: Frequent urination unusual thirst extreme hunger weight loss fatigue blurred vision a fruity smell to the breath While I am not as familar with autism, I would highly recommend that she have a simple blood test to rule out diabetes as soon as possible.
Avatar n tn What are the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes? I have a child who is extremely tired and thirsty all the time. Should I have him checked for diabetes?
Avatar m tn If you son is overweight, this may be type 2 diabetes (unfortunately getting more common in kids). If he is not overweight, this may be early type 1 diabetes (autoimmune). If your doctor is willing, ask him to test your son for type 1 diabetes (they can test antibodies). Also ask them to test c-peptide along with fasting blood glucose (this will tell if his insulin levels are high, normal or low, and can give indication as to the type of diabetes he has).
Avatar n tn If antibodies are present, then the pancreas is being attacked, and it remains to be seen what the final outcome will be (probably type 1 diabetes at some point). If your child is overweight, then he may be able to avoid insulin by watching his diet closely and by trying to normalize his weight if his problem is insulin resistance. My identical twin is also a type 1 diabtic, as am I.
Avatar n tn I have a son who was diagnosed with diabetes (Type 1) last January. While we got the diabetes under control quite rapidly, there were wrenching stomach pains that practically debilitated him for the rest of the school year and had him missing almost all classes. He would literally just lay on the couch and writhe in pain almost every day.
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 n tn hi again, Tks for the rapid reply to my question about celiac disease and type 1 diabetes in a 4 1/2 yr.old. What exactly do you mean by "high" antibody levels? I live in Canada so hopefully you can put this in terms that I would understand. I realize that the measurement is listed differently in the U.S. just like you measure cholesterol in both countries. What is considered "NORMAL" for a child and what would be "unacceptable?
Avatar f tn I initailly thought I had type 2 diabetes since it runs in my family, but all of my tests were normal. I have since been to the Gyno and Urologist and all of my test are still coming up normal (renal ultrasound, colposcopy w/biopsy, blood work, urine cultures). Most recently my right toenail on my big toe has started flling off - I believe it's becasue of a beau line (I suffered no trauma to the toe).
Avatar n tn With the rapid weight loss and the very significant joint pain, coupled with the reflux and stomach issues, I would suspect Crohn's disease even more than celiac disease. But the scope should give you a much better idea of what's going on. Hope she feels better soon.
Avatar n tn http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/projects/cda2.htm I would recommend that you keep written records for a while of your daughter's food, beverage, bathroom trips, itchiness, and any other family or individual-to-her issues. You might discover some patterns. Children of all ages respond in a variety of ways to emotional stresses and while it's hard to imagine she could cause her own water-weight gain, perhaps she is behaving in certain ways that might lead to it (lots of salty foods?
Avatar n tn This sounds like what is happening to my daughter. Has anyone ever heard of this type of diabetes? He told us that it is not Type 1 or Type 2. We are going to do more blood work (anti-insulin, anti-GAD, and anti-islet cell) and a glucose tolerance test with both glucose and insulin levels. We will hopefully get a definite diagnosis within the week. I am still hoping of the possibility of controlling this with diet and exercise, but so far it looks like we may end up on insulin.
Avatar n tn My child is 5 years old, has had type 1 diabetes since 17 months of age. Beginning about 7 months ago he had a sudden episode of breathing difficulties. He is too young to describe but he would take long deep breaths in, raising his shoulders and head during breathing, and would breathe this way 1-3 days at a time.
Avatar m tn but the cheerfull things that i got negative results in the following tests 4th week elisa test in usa 52 days due test pcr dna +elisa in usa 5 months test elisa 1/2 in asia 8 months elisa 1/2 test asia 10 months elisa test in asia 1 year elisa 1/2 asia 13 months elisa 1/2 15 months elisa test but please i want to know what is happining to me and i'm concern about you if you get any result or an answer please reply me thanx
Avatar n tn My father in law has type 2 diabetes. He is concerned with the amount of drinking my son is doing. Can type 2 increase the risk for my son having type 1? Also can symtoms come and go? For example drink a ton one day, but not for a couple of days, then drink a lot again? For a first step should we check him with FIL meter or take him to the dr.? My father in law helped get my nephew diagnonsed (no blood relation to my son) so he knows signs and is concerned about them.
Avatar n tn By that time, the process of cell breakdown as a result of juvenile diabetes or type 1 diabetes has already been taking place for a number of years. In addition to identifying the antibodies, the researchers use a DNA test to determine hereditary susceptibility to juvenile diabetes. By combining the DNA test and the antibody test, it is possible to determine -with an accuracy of more than 50%- whether a child belongs to the approximately 0.
Avatar n tn I myself am a type 1 diabetic, and in my case, I can feel it when my glucose levels are dropping quickly or rising quickly, and it feels crummy. I can notice these feelings even before the numbers are 'off', but if I wait about 15 minutes to a half hour and test again, I almost always find the numbers too low (I tend to run low rather than high). So I suppose this could be an explanation.