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  1. My toddler drinks and urinates a lot. She also perspires heavily. Should I have her tested for diabetes? (12 Dec 2018)
  2. After she had various symptoms, I was told to monitor my daughter's blood sugar levels. The hospital suggested ketotic hypoglycaemia, but is it possible she has early type 1 diabetes? (28 Oct 2018)
  3. After a high blood sugar from an infection, we got a meter to check our daughter. At home, she has had both highs and lows, but is asymptomatic for diabetes. What is your opinion? (11 Oct 2018)
  4. First symptomatic two years ago, my daughter has some of the symptoms of diabetes, including fruity breath, but her blood sugars are not that high. What is your opinion? (27 Aug 2018)
  5. My daughter has been drinking and urinating a lot recently. Her A1c was 42, which I read was pre-diabetes. Should I be concerned that it could it be diabetes? (31 Jan 2018)
  6. Following an illness, my daughter's blood sugar has been variable at home. She tested negative for antibodies. What could be causing her erratic blood sugars? (17 Jan 2018)
  7. With blood sugars often in the 70s mg/dl [3.9 to 4.4 mmol/L], my daughter was also over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/]]. I am concerned. What do you suggest? (23 Dec 2017)
  8. I have type 1. My toddler daughter seems to have blood sugar spikes with certain foods, such as grapes. She is overweight. Is her weight causing the spikes? Are the spikes a sign of type 1? (24 Aug 2017)
  9. My toddler has had excessive thirst and urination, but urine and blood tests were normal. I am concerned due to a family history of diabetes. What do you think? (13 Jul 2017)
  10. I have one daughter with type 1 and one with JIA and Ehler-Danlos. I have PCOS and their father has hemochromatosis. Is she at higher risk for type 1 diabetes? (14 Mar 2017)
  11. My daughter's urine tested positive for glucose, but her A1c was fine. She is scheduled to be re-checked in June. Should I be concerned or just wait until then? (15 Feb 2017)
  12. Can dehydration cause a high blood glucose with ketones? I am concerned that my daughter might have diabetes. (10 Jan 2017)
  13. My toddler, whose father has diabetes, has intermittent high blood sugars, but blood work for diabetes was negative. Should I continue to monitor him? (15 Nov 2016)
  14. My daughter has intermittent high blood sugars, with symptoms, yet had no antibodies, and an acceptable A1c. Can type 1 develop slowly? (5 Oct 2016)
  15. My daughter had elevated blood sugars when at the ER three times for kidney infections, but testing was negative. Could she be in the early stages of type 1? (18 Jul 2016)
  16. My daughter's C-peptide has gone up since diagnosis and she was negative for antibodies. Could she have type 2 or MODY? (19 Apr 2016)
  17. Diagnosed last August, my son was negative for antibodies, is now off all insulin. Can you tell me your thoughts about the doctor's recent recommendations? (12 Apr 2016)
  18. When diagnosed with type B flu, my daughter's blood sugar was elevated. Since getting one shot of insulin, her blood sugar has not been very high. Could the high blood sugar have been from the flu? (16 Mar 2016)
  19. For a month, my toddler has been urinating only once a day, or less. Her breath smells like ketones. Could she have diabetes? What do you advise? (24 Jan 2016)
  20. My daughter tested positive for two antibodies and has had intermittent elevated blood sugars. Have there been any successes in reversing the antibody titers? (27 Aug 2015)

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