Diabetes type 2 in children

Common Questions and Answers about Diabetes type 2 in children


Avatar f tn If you meant hereditary as in inheriting the diabetes gene/s from one or both parents, the answer is yes. Often children subconsciously pick up on parents diabetic bad habits and carry them into their own adulthood, considered non-hereditary. As far as weight is concerned more and more evidence points to "non-inherited and medicinally induced" diabetes being caused by overweight/obesity. Losing the excess mass has shown to reduce glucose levels.
Avatar m tn As your mother was diagnosed at one year of age with type 2 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes), which is an autoimmune disease, sounds more likely. Are you sure the diagnosis is correct? Most children who have type 2 diabetes have a family history of diabetes, are overweight, not very physically active and it usually develops around puberty. Tablets are not suitable for type 1 diabetics. Insulin injections are given daily or several times a day depending on the type of insulin used.
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 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 m tn The only treatment for type 2 diabetes is weight loss, lowering carbs in your diet, exercise and medication as prescribed by a REAL doctor.
Avatar n tn What you state is a type 1 diabetes myth. With respect to type 2 diabetes, however, excess food consumption coupled with lack of exercise can cause type 2 diabetes. But sugar free foods are not a cause of either form of diabetes. The actual cause of diabetes is not yet known, but it is known that what you eat does not cause type 1 diabetes.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure about type I, but there is a greater risk of type II diabetes in children of type I diabetics.
Avatar n tn While I have never heard of headaches being related to any kind of reaction to insulin, I know from personal experience that horrible headaches sometimes accompany low blood sugar levels. While they sometimes go away when the glucose levels return to normal after drinking some juice, I have found that sometimes they stay with me for hours after a low blood sugar spell. So my first question would be: has your son experienced any low blood sugar episodes at all on days when he has headaches?
Avatar n tn There are no incidences of Type 1 Diabetes in my family, although there is Type 2. In my husbands family, his Uncle has Type 1. My question is should I be worried? For those of you with Type 1 or children that have Type 1, did you have or feed cereal to your infant under 4 months of age? Was there a family history or no family history? This has me worried sick, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!
Avatar f tn Many adults have Type 1 as well, either diagnosed when they were children or late onset. Sally is absolutely right, a Type 1, unlike a Type 2, no longer produces their own insulin, or produces a very small amount. We need insulin to live; a short time without insulin would drive numbers high enough to develop DKA which is a life threatening emergency. Insulin provision and monitoring has advanced greatly in the last years, including pumps and CGMs.
Avatar n tn Markie is also correct that we still do not know enough about how type 1 happens. Probably type 2 as well. We do know that obesity can diffently cause type 2, while you will find type 1's, upon diagnoses usually experience weight loss and is not associated with obesity in any way that I have ever heard of. There have been recent studies that have created a gray area between the two regarding age and developing diabetes.
873325 tn?1295465496 Those numbers are definitely in the range of diabetes. When you say the doctors have "checked a few different times for diabetes", how did they check? Random blood sugars? Those are virtually meaningless. They need to do an A1C. Results under 5.7 are normal, from 5.7 to 6.4 are pre-diabetes and 6.5 and over are diabetes. I don't really know what " ketotic" hypoglycemia is, but those numbers after meals are indicative of diabetes.
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 I have a 14 year old who has had type 1 diabetes for four years. Her average bs is 241 and her a1c is 13! She is on target only 18% of the time (when she tests) in the past year she has been hospitalized twice for DKA and once for chest pain where they were very concerned about her kidneys.She is on intensive insulin management but does not record carbs or insulin administered. She does not think she will get complications. Is there an impartal third party who can WAKE HER UP!
Avatar n tn I am not a physician, but a mom of a type one and the daughter of a type 2. In a type one diabetic commonly called Juvenile diabetes( because it usually is diagnoses in children , but I know people that were in they 30's and 40's and were diagnosed) is when the body stop s producing insulin. Type 2 diabetics your body still produces insulin, but cannot use it properly use the insulin without help of medication.
117065 tn?1280878007 The reason is that fat cells are insulin resistant and when a person, child or adult, has an excessive number of fat cells, insulin doesn't do its job as well to lower glucose levels. Diabetes can be the result. Type 2 diabetes in children is not common, but your family member does ask a good question, considering the thirst and frequent urination. If I were this child's parent, I believe that I would ask his doctor to check his sugar levels just to be safe.
Avatar n tn Many children do not have a history of type 1. My father-in-law, who did have it, had five children, none of which have diabetes and out of all of the grandchildren that he had, only my son was diagnosed with it. I have been a JDRF volunteer for 16 years and have worked with many, many other volunteers with no history what so ever. That isn't to say that genetics don't ever play a part. None of us here are physicians, but volunteers with life experience and our own personal knowledge.
Avatar f tn However, it is becoming known that 10-20% of type 2's are actually misdiagnosed and are type 1 or LADA. I myself was mistakenly diagnosed type 2 at 58 when I was in fact LADA (Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, a variation of type 1) As for the general age of a person with type 2, in general they are older, but as obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S. it is more common for people to be diagnosed with type 2 as children.
Avatar n tn Hello acba, I am a volunteer adn not a medical professional, so my input is based on my experience in caring for my son who is now 10, but was diagnosed at age 3. Everything I have read, says something along these lines.... "Type 1 diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults.
Avatar n tn If he is overweight even though a type 1 diabetic, then some type 2 treatment may be necessary in addition to his insulin, for fat cells tend to cause insulin resistance problems. I am just guessing, based on what you wrote. If this is the case, then it sounds as if your doctor is doing the right thing, but perhaps needs to switch to another medication since the glucophage doesn't seem to agree with him.
1341894 tn?1276129380 First of all, Welcome Home I was boots on the ground in Vietnam from March of 67 to October of 68.. I'm 100% positive I was exposed to Agent Orange. I got out of the service in August of 69. I was diagnosed with "Type 2" diabetes in October of 89. After a few years of oral medications and diet changes (I was not over weight or anything close to it) I was diagnosed as a "Type 1".
521895 tn?1212597611 I was very sensitive to low-blood sugars and passed out 2 times. Then, I developed acute anemia (not related to my diabetes) and had 2 transfussions. I also could not eat and began vomiting all the time and was gaining 3 lbs. of water per day. I went into labor at 34 weeks, but her lungs were not ready. The doctors stopped the labor three times and at 35 weeks, my daughter was born weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz.. She was very healthy.
Avatar f tn I love him and we are considering getting engaged. He has had type 1 diabetes since he was 12 (he is now 26). While he hasn't always watched what he eats too closely, he now tries to take in fewer carbs, eat a bit healthier and excercise more because he is committed to me and wants to live a long and healthy life together. He has always been of average weight and height and is otherwise healthy.
Avatar n tn Type 1 diabetes is when the pancreas does not produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is most often diagnosed in people who are overweight, do not exercise and have a history of neglecting the needs of their bodies. Therefore Type 2 diabetics still produce insulin but their bodies do not use the insulin sufficiently or I could say properly. Anyway, why don't you try talking to your parents, maybe there was some miscommunication.