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Diagnosis and Symptoms from 2007

  1. I had the doctor's office check my son's blood sugar. One doctor said not to worry, while another said 149 mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L] was borderline. Should I be concerned? (30 Dec 2007)
  2. My son was diagnosed with pre-type 1 diabetes. His fasting blood sugars have been from 101 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L] to 181 mg/dl [10.0 mmol/L]. Is this diagnosis correct? (28 Dec 2007)
  3. Diagnosed two months ago, my daughter often feels dizzy and out of sorts. Is this common for the newly diagnosed? (24 Dec 2007)
  4. My toddler has pancreatic insufficiency. I check his blood sugars when he seems to be drinking frequently and have found some slightly elevated readings. Should I take him to a pediatric endocrinologist? (20 Dec 2007)
  5. I checked my blood sugar several times and found it elevated much of the time. My fasting blood sugar was in range when I had laboratory testing. Could I still have diabetes? (20 Dec 2007)
  6. Our pediatric endocrinologist has said not to do home monitoring for suspected diabetes since meters are not accurate. What should we do about future monitoring? (20 Dec 2007)
  7. Our two young children have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, possibly MODY. Should we consider putting them on insulin at this point? (17 Dec 2007)
  8. During a feeding session, my teen son, who is on a G-Tube, "zoned out" twice. The doctor suggested it was a glucose reaction, but didn't suggest testing. Should I push for testing? (13 Dec 2007)
  9. A doctor at a major teaching hospital has expressed concerned that all of my son's antibody tests were negative and has prescribed new tests. What is he looking for? (13 Dec 2007)
  10. Due to increased urination, I am concerned my son has type 1. His fasting reading this morning was 118 mg/dl [6.6 mmol/L]. Could he possibly have type 1? (8 Dec 2007)
  11. My son has had home fasting blood sugars of 140 mg/dl [7.8 mmol/L] to 190 mg/dl [10.6 mmol/L]. Our doctor says fasting levels are the only ones that count for diagnosis. Is this right? (8 Dec 2007)
  12. My nephew has had some signs of diabetes. His blood work results were confusing, based on what the doctor indicated. Should my sister get a second opinion? (7 Dec 2007)
  13. Although our son has passed a three hour glucose tolerance test, he has had elevated two hour post dinner readings. Why would this be? Might he have type 1? (28 Nov 2007)
  14. At the start of my glucose tolerance test, my blood sugar was 58 mg/dl [3.2 mmol/L]. At the end, it was 54 mg/dl [3.0 mmol/L]. What does this mean? (19 Nov 2007)
  15. My doctor checked my C-Peptide and insulin levels. What do the results mean? Why do I still have a low A1c when I have elevated fasting blood sugars? (15 Nov 2007)
  16. I am taking Glucophage and spironolactone per my gynecologist. Won't the Glucophage cause low blood glucose readings? What do my symptoms indicate? (13 Nov 2007)
  17. I have problem with severe fatigue, a dizzy feeling, and a buzzing-like noise in my head. Can this be from diabetes? (12 Nov 2007)
  18. How long does it usually take to get the results of blood work? We have waited 11 days. Could a virus have caused our daughter to have a high blood sugar? (9 Nov 2007)
  19. I was diagnosed with type 2 with a random blood sugar of 128 mg/dl [7.1 mmol/L]. I am not overweight and had negative antibodies. What type of diabetes do I have? (3 Nov 2007)
  20. Recently, I had a fasting blood sugar of 123 mg/dl [6.8 mmol/L]. At 5 feet, 3 inches, I weigh 152 pounds. The doctor said I have pre-diabetes. What is your opinion? (31 Oct 2007)
  21. At five, my stepson is 45 inches tall and weighs 101 pounds. He is always hungry and thirsty. The pediatrician isn't that concerned. What is your opinion? (31 Oct 2007)
  22. I have a family history of type 2/weight issues. I am not overweight. I exercise and eat well. Is it inevitable that I will get type 2? (31 Oct 2007)
  23. First diagnosed with type 1, I was then diagnosed with type 2 due to negative antibodies. I resumed insulin immediately. Is it possible to have type 1 with negative antibodies? (27 Oct 2007)
  24. Our daughter's A1c has gone from 5.2 to 5.5. Is this increase in A1c significant? She's had some random elevated blood sugars.Is she moving toward diabetes? (25 Oct 2007)
  25. My daughter's blood sugars are quite variable even when she doesn't take insulin. Is it possible she doesn't have diabetes? Could she have type 2 even though thin? (23 Oct 2007)
  26. My son turns white and vomits if doesn't eat right before bed and first thing in the morning. Is this a sign of diabetes? (23 Oct 2007)
  27. Although my three year old is asymptomatic for diabetes, I check his blood sugars because of a strong family history. Why would he have occasional elevated blood sugars? (23 Oct 2007)
  28. My son has a linea nigra and some hyperpigmentation in his armpits, but is not overweight. Is a normal weight child is likely to have blood sugar problems at this age? (23 Oct 2007)
  29. One of my glucose test readings, taken at 28 weeks, was just below normal. Shouldn't I have been told I was borderline for gestational diabetes? (22 Oct 2007)
  30. Could my husband have gotten type 1 from eating too many sweets throughout his life? How can we prevent our children from getting the disease? (21 Oct 2007)
  31. My daughter has had random elevated blood sugars, several months apart, but no symptoms of diabetes. Why would she have such random highs? (13 Oct 2007)
  32. My toddler drinks and eats much more than my four-year-old. He has not gained weight for seven months. Should I be concerned about diabetes? (10 Oct 2007)
  33. Diagnosed at age two with a very high blood sugar, my son, now five, has some developmental delays. Could they have resulted from the trauma he experienced at diagnosis? (10 Oct 2007)
  34. At home, my daughter has had elevated blood sugars. At the ER, she was in range. Should I continue to monitor her blood sugars? Could this be something other than diabetes? (6 Oct 2007)
  35. Can a person with type 1 diabetes continue to make insulin throughout their life? (4 Oct 2007)
  36. I have pseudo seizures. Since females in my family have a history of diabetes, should I also be tested? Do diabetic seizures show abnormal EEG waves? (30 Sep 2007)
  37. I have a burning sensation in my feet and feel drowsy most of the time. My father's had diabetes since the age of 28. Do I have diabetes? (30 Sep 2007)
  38. Due to ketones and an elevated blood sugar, I took my son to an endocrinologist. All antibody tests were negative, but my son still has randoml highs at home. Why? (29 Sep 2007)
  39. Four years ago, I had an elevated fasting blood sugar. Since changing my diet and exercising, my A1cs have remained under 6.0. What type of diabetes do I have? (24 Sep 2007)
  40. Despite elevated readings, my doctor said I do not have diabetes because my A1c was only 5.1. Could my A1c have been low because I was eating only twice a day and had lower blood sugars? (24 Sep 2007)
  41. I met with a dietitian/diabetes specialist who told me I must be wheat intolerant and will have diabetes in 24 months based on family history. Am I destined to get type 1? (22 Sep 2007)
  42. My son's antibody tests were negative. His C-Peptide was almost normal. Why? How can we get his body to continue to produce insulin? (18 Sep 2007)
  43. The doctor said my son has diabetes based on one elevated blood sugar tested at home. He said to change his diet and have him exercise. Is this the right thing to do? (15 Sep 2007)
  44. My daughter was diganosed with type 1 with one fasting reading, but she was in range after breakfast. Based on her readings at home, what is going on? (15 Sep 2007)
  45. When tested, my toddler's blood sugar was 151 mg/dl [8.4 mmol/L]. The doctor said this is high, but not diabetes. What could be going on? (14 Sep 2007)
  46. In 1990, I was diagnosed with type 1, but I was able to stop insulin in 2001. My blood sugars remained in range until today. Is my diabetes back? (12 Sep 2007)
  47. Over the years, my daughter's had headaches, bladder infections, a kidney issue, etc. Are these early signs of diabetes? I'm concerned because her dad has type 1. (11 Sep 2007)
  48. At home, my son's fasting blood sugars have been 140 mg/dl [7.8 mmol/L]. His post meal numbers are fine. Could he have diabetes? His only symptoms is excess weight. (11 Sep 2007)
  49. Can type 1 diabetes be induced? I am concerned about Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. (8 Sep 2007)
  50. For months, my daughter has had intermittent high blood sugars that come down on their own. Is it normal for a child to spike to over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L] routinely after a meal? (8 Sep 2007)
  51. I am 25 years old and I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I am not overweight. How could I have type 2? (31 Aug 2007)
  52. Recently, my toddler was diagnosed with type 1. Is there a cure? What causes it? Could it be something else? Is there an Eastern medicine that could cure her? (29 Aug 2007)
  53. Today, one of my twins slept until 3 p.m. and was still tired. After some sips of soda, he was 61 mg/dl [3.4 mmol/L]. Is this reading normal or is that low? (27 Aug 2007)
  54. Diagnosed with borderline diabetes, I often nap to get rid of bad headaches. I cannot be awakened from these naps. Is this related to diabetes? (27 Aug 2007)
  55. Six months ago, I was diagnosed with hyperglycemia and put on insulin. After three months, I stopped insulin and went on metformin. What type of diabetes do I have? (24 Aug 2007)
  56. Diagnosed with type 1 in February 2005, my daughter was essentially off insulin in 2006. Now, she has pain, nausea and weight gain. Could she have been misdiagnosed? (20 Aug 2007)
  57. Since I have type 1, I checked my one-year-old's blood sugar. It was 198 mg/dl [11.0 mmol/L]. This isn't normal, is it? Should I talk to the doctor as soon as possible? (20 Aug 2007)
  58. The doctor recommended exercise and diet for my son's pre-diabetes. Is this condition preventable? Will he eventually need insulin injections? (18 Aug 2007)
  59. Since diagnosis, my daughter has tested negative for antibodies. She was off insulin for six months, but used metformin instead. She's now on both. What type of diabetes does she have? (18 Aug 2007)
  60. Despite many highs on a glucometer, my daughter's blood sugars were normal in a glucose tolerance test. She's still having highs at home. What could this be? (13 Aug 2007)
  61. My daughter, who does not have diabetes, had an A1c of 5.7. Does this indicate she is diabetic or pre-diabetic? (12 Aug 2007)
  62. My daughter tested positive for insulin IgG antibodies, but negative for other antibodies. What does this mean? Is she still producing insulin, but destroying it at the same time? (9 Aug 2007)
  63. My daughter drinks excessively and had urine ketones. Her fasting glucose was 93 mg/dl [5.2 mmol/L] and her A1c was 5.9. What do these results mean? (7 Aug 2007)
  64. When I eat sweet foods or drink diet pop, I smell a sickening odor that waxes and wanes. Others do not notice the odor. Is this a symptom of diabetes? (6 Aug 2007)
  65. After a tonsillectomy, my son had thrush and stomach pain. On a home meter, he was 231 mg/dl [12.8 mmol/L]. When the thrush clears, will his blood sugars return to normal? (6 Aug 2007)
  66. While hospitalized for vomiting, my toddler had lows that were then high after glucose. He tested positive for GAD antibodies. Does this mean he will get type 1? (4 Aug 2007)
  67. Born with a low blood sugar and a few other problems, a nurse said my son might develop diabetes. Now, his skin smells sweet and he is overweight. Is this cause for concern? (3 Aug 2007)
  68. At the ER, my son's blood sugar was 150 mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L]. We were told to follow-up with the pediatrician. Could this have been a fluke or something more serious? (2 Aug 2007)
  69. A doctor told us that our daughter's impetigo could be a sign of childhood diabetes. Is this possible? (31 Jul 2007)
  70. My daughter had an elevated blood sugar in a glucose tolerance test. Could this mean anything other than type one diabetes? Is there such a thing as borderline diabetic? (30 Jul 2007)
  71. My toddler had an elevated blood sugar at the doctor's office so he ordered a fasting test. Then, she had a low blood sugar. Why would her blood sugars fluctuate this way? (30 Jul 2007)
  72. Because she was not acting right, I checked my daughter's blood sugar. For more than two hours, it was elevated, but it has been normal since. What do you think of this? (28 Jul 2007)
  73. I was diagnosed with type 2 after blood work indicated a high blood sugar. At home, my blood sugars are in range. Could my blood work have been wrong? (26 Jul 2007)
  74. When tested for celiac, the laboratory reported my daughter's blood sugar was 149 mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L]. Does this mean she has diabetes? (25 Jul 2007)
  75. After a trip to the ER for stomach pain, I've been testing my son's blood sugars. Hunger is his only symptom. Could he have early symptoms of diabetes? (23 Jul 2007)
  76. Symptomatic for several autoimmune diseases, our daughter had an elevated blood sugar in laboratory tests. Not high enough for diagnosis, could she be moving toward diabetes? (23 Jul 2007)
  77. I have been diagnosed with diabetes after an OGTT. I tested positive for three antibodies. At age 31, do I have type 1 or LADA? What treatment should I have? (20 Jul 2007)
  78. My daughter always complains of a stomachache. Since my brother has diabetes, should I have my daughter checked? (19 Jul 2007)
  79. My son's tests for diabetes for normal except for his insulin level. The doctor wants him on insulin once a day, but I disagree. What is the range for insulin levels? (18 Jul 2007)
  80. After a random blood test, I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia. Since then, some of my blood sugars have been a bit elevated. Should I have a glucose tolerance test? (15 Jul 2007)
  81. Can you help me understand my son's test results? It took me months to get them, then I got no explanation. (15 Jul 2007)
  82. Can you comment on the results of my three hour GTT? My doctor says that I failed "technically," but should merely watch my diet and continue to exercise. (9 Jul 2007)
  83. My younger daughter is a bit overweight. Her A1c was 5.9. Is this normal? If not, what should I do? (9 Jul 2007)
  84. My niece urinates a lot and is often fatigued. Her blood sugar has been in the in the 14s mmol/L [253 to 270 mg/dl]. Is this possible for a nondiabetic? (9 Jul 2007)
  85. Last week, I had some tests done. My blood sugar was low, my cortisol level was fine and I had no insulin antibodies. Are my results okay? If not, what should I do? (9 Jul 2007)
  86. My daughter has dizziness and headaches. At her friend's, when she was symptomatic, her blood sugar was 208 mg/dl [11.6 mmol/L]. Do we need to take her to a doctor or could it wait? (4 Jul 2007)
  87. Recently, I have had odd hunger pangs and some numbness in my foot. Could this be diabetes? (3 Jul 2007)
  88. I'm 18 and I was recently diagnosed with diabetes after ketoacidosis. I took insulin and pills for a month, now just pills. What type of diabetes do I have? (30 Jun 2007)
  89. After a migraine, my son tested negative diabetes. He has had more migraines and urinates 12 times a day. Could this be something else in the diabetes family? (25 Jun 2007)
  90. For several years, my brother has had an elevated A1c with normal blood glucose levels. Would you consider him diabetic? (24 Jun 2007)
  91. I've been undergoing tests for hypoglycemia and need to have my insulin antibodies tested. What is an insulin antibody? What do my other test results mean? (24 Jun 2007)
  92. Recently, my daughter was symptomatic, with blood, protein and ketones in her urine. Her blood sugar was 7.3 mmol/L [131 mg/dl]. Is this normal? (17 Jun 2007)
  93. If you have a normal C-Peptide level, does that mean you don't have type 1 even though you have positive antibodies, hypothyroidism, and a strong family history of diabetes? (16 Jun 2007)
  94. My 12-year-old daughter is 4 feet, 8 inches and weighs 138 pounds. Is this borderline diabetes? (14 Jun 2007)
  95. Diagnosed with type 1 when I was in DKA, I was told to stop taking insulin because of my lows. Might I not have type 1? Could I be in my honeymoon period? (14 Jun 2007)
  96. My daughter had glucose in her urine according to a dip stick test. What does this mean? Should I take her to the doctor? (10 Jun 2007)
  97. Yesterday, my daughter's blood sugar was 214 mg/dl [11.9 mmol/L], but it went down. Should I take her to a specialist, as was recommended? (8 Jun 2007)
  98. Although my fasting blood sugars and glucose tolerance test results were normal, my A1c is elevated. Why would this occur? What treatment should I have? (7 Jun 2007)
  99. Our daughter was diagnosed with diabetes by our doctor, but the hospital didn't agree. She remains symptomatic. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? (31 May 2007)
  100. Symptomatic for diabetes, my daughter had a negative urine test. Does this mean she definitely does not have diabetes? (31 May 2007)
  101. At the ER, my daughter had a blood sugar of 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. The doctor blamed apple juice and said we didn't need to worry. Does this make sense? (25 May 2007)
  102. Is it safe to give Lantus to a toddler? Assuming a negative GAD test means he doesn't have type 1, how do we treat our son? Is it safe to give him a chromium supplement? (24 May 2007)
  103. An endocrinologist told my daughter to take insulin, even though he thinks she has type 2. Why treat her for type 1? Is there a test to determine which type of diabetes she has? (22 May 2007)
  104. I was diagnosed with type 2 last year. A nurse said I could be "diabetes-free" if I were to lose weight. Is this true? (19 May 2007)
  105. The pediatrician advised periodic blood sugar checks for my daughter who has some of the symptoms of diabetes. Could she have pre-diabetes? What should I do? (18 May 2007)
  106. Since her diagnosis in March, my daughter's insulin needs have dropped drastically. The doctor is unsure she has type 1 or MODY. Could this be the honeymoon? (13 May 2007)
  107. My daughter's medical team is not concerned about her symptoms. Should I take her to a pediatric endocrinologist that specializes in diabetes? (4 May 2007)
  108. My daughter has had some of the symptoms of diabetes and has been as high as 180 mg/dl [10.0 mmol/L]. Should I be concerned? (3 May 2007)
  109. At an appointment for his broken leg, my nephew had a fasting blood sugar in the 400s mg/dl [over 22.2 mmol/L]. Could the break cause the high blood sugar? (1 May 2007)
  110. How can I convince my son-in-law to take care of his son? Based on my grandson's symptoms, am I right to suspect diabetes? (1 May 2007)
  111. My daughter has had elevated glucose readings at home. She's always in range when we get to the hospital. Her A1c was 5.1. Should I continue to check her? (27 Apr 2007)
  112. With an initial blood sugar of 272 mg/dl [15.1 mmol/L], it is not clear that my daughter has diabetes. We are awaiting test results. What could this be? (27 Apr 2007)
  113. My younger son is displaying some of the same symptoms his older brother showed before his diagnosis with type 1. Is there anything we should do? (25 Apr 2007)
  114. Last year, my daughter had positive antibodies and was said to be developing type 1. Now, her antibodies are negative. What does this mean? (22 Apr 2007)
  115. With some symptoms of diabetes, should our daughter be seen by the pediatrician or the endocrinologist who sees our son? (19 Apr 2007)
  116. My husband's twins from his first marriage both have diabetes. Last year, my daughter was diagnosed with it. Could she have gotten it from the twins? (15 Apr 2007)
  117. Because she was feeling faint at school, my daughter had a GTT. After two hours, she was 48 mg/dl [2.7 mmol/L]. Is this something to worry about? (14 Apr 2007)
  118. I suspect my daughter had undiagnosed gestational diabetes twice. Could this explain why my one grandson has some signs of diabetes? (12 Apr 2007)
  119. Can a blood sugar problem be causing my daughter's hands to shake? (12 Apr 2007)
  120. Because he has a high BMI and possible symptoms, my son had laboratory tests done. Based on the results, do I have anything to worry about? (11 Apr 2007)
  121. Because he was symptomatic for diabetes, I checked my toddler's blood sugars. After meals, his blood sugar is elevated. Should I be concerned? (11 Apr 2007)
  122. We took our toddler to the ER where he had an elevated blood sugar and small ketones. Test results were normal and he was fine later. What does this mean? (9 Apr 2007)
  123. My son had some elevated fasting blood sugars at home, but his laboratory reading was normal. Is there any test to see if he's in the early stage of diabetes? (7 Apr 2007)
  124. Recently, my daughter has been hungrier and thirstier. The doctor gave her water, then tested her urine, which was dilute. Could she have diabetes insipidus? (4 Apr 2007)
  125. My daughter was just diagnosed with type 1. With long-acting insulin, her blood sugars have returned to normal. Is it possible she doesn't have diabetes? (4 Apr 2007)
  126. A heavy drinker, my toddler's urine is clear, but bitter smelling. Could my son have diabetes insipidus? The doctor ran tests. Would they have been for type 1? (3 Apr 2007)
  127. Our daughter recently had an elevated blood sugar. The ER doctors told us not to worry and the pediatrician laughed at us. What could be going on? (3 Apr 2007)
  128. Last June, I was put on insulin. I have improved my lifestyle and have been able to stop taking it. Is this a honeymoon or something else? (31 Mar 2007)
  129. My doctor said I had diabetes based on an in-office test. Then, I discovered the meter I'd been using was higher than a newer meter. Have I been misdiagnosed? (28 Mar 2007)
  130. My daughter previously tested autoantibody positive, but she has yet to develop type 1. She does run high when ill. What does this mean? (21 Mar 2007)
  131. A CBC showed my son's blood sugar was 156 mg/dl [8.7 mmol/L]. Non-fasting, he is 140 mg/dl [7.8 mmol/L] to 160 mg/dl [8.9 mmol/L]. What does this mean? (20 Mar 2007)
  132. A symptomatic student was 414 mg/dl [23 mmol/L], but later was normal so the child was not taken to a doctor. How can I ensure the child's health is not neglected? (13 Mar 2007)
  133. My niece has lost a lot of weight and had protein in her urine. What could this be? (13 Mar 2007)
  134. Do in-range blood sugars in a GTT rule out diabetes? If so, why does my daughter have intermittent symptoms and high postprandial blood sugars? (13 Mar 2007)
  135. Diagnosed with type 1 in September 2006, I've had some highs with ketones since then. Now, I have lows, even with no insulin. Could I have been misdiagnosed? (6 Mar 2007)
  136. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, then lost 30 pounds. Recently, my fasting blood glucose was normal. Should I still ask for a GTT? (28 Feb 2007)
  137. My youngest son has type 1 and I tested positive for GAD-65. What is the chance I will develop type 1? Is there some way to prevent it? (26 Feb 2007)
  138. Is it possible for a glucose load to cause a false positive reading in the OGTT? My son's fasting blood sugars are normal. Do we still need to monitor him? (23 Feb 2007)
  139. My son's endocrinologist has suggested I get tested for MODY. Knowing the tests are often inconclusive, what should I do? (22 Feb 2007)
  140. How should children with pre-diabetes be managed? (22 Feb 2007)
  141. After one week on insulin, my son stopped taking it because he had normal blood sugars. Could he have a glutamine deficiency from intense bodybuilding? (21 Feb 2007)
  142. At home, our daughter's postprandials are high, but her fastings are normal. Our family doctor thinks that for her, this could be normal for her. Is this possible? (21 Feb 2007)
  143. My adult brother was diagnosed with type 1 three years ago. He is losing weight, has blurry vision, and little appetite. Could this be celiac? (19 Feb 2007)
  144. How likely will someone with hypothyroidism go on to develop type 1 diabetes? (17 Feb 2007)
  145. Could you give me your opinion of my history and test results? I'm trying to find out what kind of glucose abnormality I have. (17 Feb 2007)
  146. We suspect our son has hypoglycemia. He had a two hour glucose tolerance test with normal results. What else should we do? (16 Feb 2007)
  147. For years, my son had headaches, then got glasses. Since his diagnosis, the headaches stopped and he no longer needs glasses. Could he have been diabetic all along? (16 Feb 2007)
  148. When ill, my son had elevated blood sugars and symptoms of diabetes. Now, he's asymptomatic. Is there any reason to worry? (16 Feb 2007)
  149. Both of my sons have had slightly elevated blood sugars. Does the fact that there are two of them with mild elevations change my approach in any way? (15 Feb 2007)
  150. What do you know about Januvia for a type 1 or children? Is it possible my son's insulin-producing cells could survive? He is on diet and exercise, plus Januvia. (15 Feb 2007)
  151. When she was younger, my daughter was tested for diabetes, but it was negative. Now, she has a cataract. Could she have been developing diabetes slowly? (14 Feb 2007)
  152. My cousin's foster child is overweight and drinking a lot. The child has had some elevated blood sugars, but the pediatrician just laughed. Should we check the child's antibodies? (8 Feb 2007)
  153. Are my daughter's blood sugars normal for the beginning of diabetes? She was diagnosed with hyperglycemia and put on a diet. She does not yet take insulin. (8 Feb 2007)
  154. I was checking my daughter's blood sugar for signs of hypoglycemia, but I now suspect hyperglycemia. What do you think? (6 Feb 2007)
  155. At a recent check-up, my daughter had glucose and ketones in her urine. Could this have been caused by the Singulair she has been taking? (5 Feb 2007)
  156. I was diagnoed with gestational diabetes and put on insulin. My obstetrician thinks I may have had diabetes BEFORE I was pregnant. Is this possible? (30 Jan 2007)
  157. My son was diagnosed with type 1 in late December 2006. The doctor said we caught it early, that he was in his honeymoon. Is this correct or does he have MODY? (29 Jan 2007)
  158. Since my son's earlier high blood sugar with ketones, I have monitored him at home. What do you think of his blood sugars? Could this be an early phase of diabetes? (29 Jan 2007)
  159. Can it be possible to have normal blood sugars while carbohydrate counting? My daughter's tests have been normal, but the endocrinologist thinks she has diabetes. (25 Jan 2007)
  160. I have type 1 and my husband has type 2. What are the odds our daughter could develop diabetes? Her blood sugar was 132 mg/dl [7.3 mmol/L]. Should we take her to a doctor? (25 Jan 2007)
  161. I've had some random elevated blood sugars tested at home. Blood work indicated a normal blood sugar, but an A1c of 6.1. My doctor said I have type 2. Can you explain? (24 Jan 2007)
  162. My daughter smells like sweet fruit punch, has headaches and stomachaches. The doctor tested her blood sugar after she'd eaten and it was normal. Shouldn't it be higher after food? (23 Jan 2007)
  163. How can I find out if my daughter has type 1 or type 2? When she was diagnosed a week ago, she'd been thirsty, urinating a lot and had lost weight. But, she was overweight. (21 Jan 2007)
  164. I have several symptoms, including weight loss and frequent urination. My doctor said my blood sugars were normal. What do you think? (19 Jan 2007)
  165. Could my son have hypoglycemia? When he had a meltdown today, I checked his blood sugar and it was 54 mg/dl [3.0 mmol/L]. Is this dangerously low? (18 Jan 2007)
  166. When discharged after her recent diagnosis, my daughter complained of pain in her calf, which the pediatrician diagnosed as a blood clot. What could have caused it? (17 Jan 2007)
  167. My daughter had blood work done in the fall. Are her insulin and C-Peptide levels normal? Should I be concerned about her occasional high blood sugars? (16 Jan 2007)
  168. My daughter's recent GTT indicated normal readings, but she has elevated readings at home. The endocrinologist suspects she has type 2. Do her insulin levels indicate this? (16 Jan 2007)
  169. Due to random elevated blood sugars, I had A1cs done on my seven children. All but one were over 6.0. What does this mean? (12 Jan 2007)
  170. Because she was symptomatic, I had tests done on my daughter. Her fasting blood sugar was fine, but she has erratic readings at home. Could she be in a type 1 honeymoon? (12 Jan 2007)
  171. With a very high blood sugar, my son was said to be in DKA. But, the pediatrician said it's not diabetes because his A1c was normal. What is your opinion? (12 Jan 2007)
  172. With negative antibody tests, I was given no treatment plan. I eat a low carbohydrate diet, but still have highs that affect my vision. What do you suggest? (7 Jan 2007)
  173. If C-Peptide can be normal or close to it during the honeymoon period and antibodies are positive in type 1 patients only 60 to 80% of the time, what is the gold standard to know what type a patient has? (4 Jan 2007)
  174. For the second time since her 2005 diagnosis, my daughter's insulin amount needs to be reduced. Is this a second honeymoon or the same honeymoon? Is there something else going on? (4 Jan 2007)

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