Diabetes type children

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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 Both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are multifactorial disorders, which means that they involve a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors. It seems counterintuitive, but type 2 diabetes has a larger hereditary component than type 1 diabetes, even though diet and lifestyle contribute greatly to the development of type 2 diabetes.
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 160 is way too high at bedtime, so I would go see another doctor, if possible and endocrinologist who has type 1 kids patients. Children do not run higher blood sugars, but I doubt that an A1c is going to change this doctor's diagnosis (why would they only do a urine test in the first place???). So I guess find a doctor who is going to listen to you and help your son. An early diagnosis can be such a good thing as it may help stretch out the honeymoon phase, so don't give up now.
Avatar f tn It isn't easy, but Type 1 diabetics live happy busy lives, have children, are athletes, etc. We even have one of our own on American Idol: Crystal Bowersox is a Type 1 diabetic who is on another board I frequent! So don't even think you can't do what other kids and adults do because of your diabetes! Just work on learning how to control it to allow you to live the life you want!
Avatar f tn Hi my son who is three was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. How do u guys manage...
Avatar n tn I would recommend you talk to your child's physician and get a name of a physiologist that deals with type 1 diabetes. To give you an example of how far our children can go, my son is now fighting forest fires in Montana. His dream has always been to serve others and he is fullfilling his.
Avatar n tn I also noted the JAMA reminder/caution that food does not cause Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. This study and others looked at the impact of specific foods/timing of introduction in at-risk children. Please know that Type 2 is a completely different disease than Type 1. Type 1 is autoimmune, and researchers are striving to find out what triggers (or doesn't) trigger the disease. Type 2 has completely different origins.
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.
873325 tn?1295465496 Thanks for your comment:) I think I will make an appt with her doctor. I want to make a log of her sugars for a few days, do you know the best times to test? I know that about 2 hours after eating, you should be in the normal range....but what if you test soon after you eat, is that a bad time to test? I don't know much about diabetes. I think when they have tested for diabetes it was a blood test. Thanks for your help!
Avatar f tn My daughter was diagnosised with Type 1 Diabetes Aug 2008. We have learned how to inject insulin and check her blood sugar numbers. We keep her on a pretty strick diet to ensure that we keep her Blood Sugar Numbers between 80-180. The past two days she has been very low. We have tried to make sure that the insulin that we give her is only enough to cover the food that she has eaten. However, just today, she woke up with her blood sugar #s at 64. She ate about 32 carbs for breakfast.
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 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 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 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 n tn My 9 year old son was diagnosed nearly 1 year ago with Type 1 diabetes. About 1 month after the onset he started getting daily headaches. They are very localized (right temple. His pediatrician ordered an MRI which was normal (THANK HEAVENS), but since then we have not been able to rule out the cause of the headaches. Has anyone else experienced such a side effect of insulin or problems with headaches in children with diabetes? I am desperate for help. Thanks.
Avatar n tn My husband has Type 2 diabetes and is very worried about passing it on to our children. I am trying to find research relating to the liklihood of it being passed on (he is teh only one on either side with diabetes).
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?
Avatar f tn Hi, My husband have diabetes type 2, he has a problem with erection and if want to have sex he have to take a viagra. i just wondering is there any risk to take a viagra? I just wonders if he has erection proble, do you think we still can have kids?
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 m tn I have had type 2 diabetes for the past 13 years. DR ALMEIDA your remedy will it help me ? Reply will be appreciated...
Avatar n tn Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. In this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked and destroyed them. " Here is some info.
Avatar n tn My 11 year old son has had Type 1 diabetes since age 5. His A1-C has always been between 6.0-7.0- until the last year. His most recent A1-C was 10.9 and I am very worried. His endocrinologist prescribed Glucophage tablets at his January 07 visit. He is a pumper (Novolog) and during the summer he chooses to get off of the pump so we give him Lantus(basal) and he uses the Novolog flexpen when he eats.
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.