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From Indiana, USA:

Our daughter is now 10 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a year and a half ago. She is on 13 units of N and 1 unit of Humalog in the morning and 3 units of N at dinner. We have never been referred to an endocrinologist. How soon after diagnosis should children be seen by an endocrinologist?


I think all growing children benefit from seeing a pediatric endocrinologist as soon after diagnosis as is possible. Diabetes control often becomes more difficult several months or a few years after diagnosis and especially during puberty. A pediatric endocrinologist who has treated many children during this age will be better prepared to advise you.


Original posting 18 Oct 97


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