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Diagnosis and Symptoms from 2011

  1. We have twice decreased my son's insulin since diagnosis about a year ago. The nurse suspects he has MODY. How can we determine this? (27 Dec 2011)
  2. My four-year-old tested positive for three autoantibodies and her glucose tolerance test result was impaired. My five-year-old tested positive for two autoantibodies. How high are their risks are of developing type 1? (12 Oct 2011)
  3. Because of accidents, I checked my son's blood sugars. Some were a bit elevated, but laboratory work showed small ketones, normal blood glucose. Should I take him to an endocrinologist? (27 Sep 2011)
  4. My toddler recently had some elevated blood sugars at home. The pediatrician told me they were a fluke. With a family history, could he be in the early stages of type 1? (23 Sep 2011)
  5. The pediatrician said my son should test his blood sugar several times a day to help determine a diagnosis. The school nurse says this would be traumatic. How often should he test? (21 Aug 2011)
  6. Recently, my daughter was diagnosed with diabetes, but has since had both elevated and in range blood sugars. Could she have been misdiagnosed? (10 Aug 2011)
  7. Diagnosed four months ago, my young son tested negative for autoantibodies. Should we have the tests done again? Is it possible to have type 1 diabetes without any autoantibodies? (20 Jul 2011)
  8. The pediatrician was concerned about my son's elevated blood sugar. I then consulted with a geneticist and a pediatric endocrinologist. Are they worried about diabetes for no reason? (13 Jul 2011)
  9. My cousin's daughter was recently diagnosed with diabetes and put on injections three times a day. We are worried. What should we do? Should we travel to Delhi for treatment? (13 Jul 2011)
  10. Spilling ketones, my son was diagnosed with type 1. We have yet to give him insulin because his blood sugar is always under 80 mg/dl [4.9 mmol/L]. Could he have been misdiagnosed? (17 Jun 2011)
  11. Last year, my son had positive antibodies for type 1. He takes Lantus in the morning. In recent blood work, his insulin level was quite high. Is that because he has been on Lantus? (13 May 2011)
  12. Initially, my son's diagnosis was type 2, but it was changed to type 1.5 after antibody testing. What diagnosis do his test results indicate? (11 May 2011)
  13. My daughter has lost some weight and has been urinating every night. Her blood sugar was 108 mg/dl [6 mmol/L]. What does this mean? (2 May 2011)
  14. My daughter has been diagnosed with hyperinsulinism and prescribed metformin. Should I seek another opinion? Could there be another underlying issue? (1 May 2011)
  15. My son has had elevated blood sugars and frequent urination. The endocrinologist ruled out diabetes insipidus, said my son will have diabetes mellitus eventually. Could he not get diabetes? (11 Apr 2011)
  16. I had a two hour test for gestational diabetes. At one hour, my reading was 9.9 mmol/L [178 mg/dl]. Do I have gestational diabetes or not? (24 Mar 2011)
  17. Previously, my daughter tested negative for diabetes, but she has had glucose in her urine and one elevated random blood glucose. Why would she be spilling glucose in her urine? (11 Mar 2011)
  18. Would a glucose challenged C-Peptide test be definitive in determining type 1 diabetes in my case? If so, could you describe the test procedures and how I prepare for the test? (28 Feb 2011)
  19. During delivery, the mother received dextrose causing the baby's blood sugar to go up. The baby is feeding a lot and acting irritable. Is there a reason to be concerned? (27 Feb 2011)
  20. My son has been symptomatic for two years, but his blood sugars have not warranted a diagnosis. Is there something else that might cause the same symptoms? (10 Feb 2011)
  21. My son's diagnosis is unclear. He may have type 1.5. Should we try to have him seen at the Joslin Center in Boston for a clear diagnosis? (7 Feb 2011)
  22. When being treated for reflux in his kidney, my son was spilling ketones and protein. After his A1c was found to be 5.3, the doctor was not concerned, but I am. Should I find another doctor? (22 Jan 2011)
  23. My daughter becomes very shaky when she does not eat regularly. What are the percentages she will develop diabetes? We have a family history of it and I had gestational diabetes. (17 Jan 2011)
  24. I sometimes have elevated fasting blood sugars, but random readings in range. Is this normal? Should I discuss this with my doctor? (17 Jan 2011)
  25. With two of my siblings who have type 1, I am concerned about my daughter, whose random blood sugar was 60 mg/dl [3.3 mmol/L]. Should I pursue additional testing? (10 Jan 2011)
  26. When my son is ill, I smell acetone in his breath. Is this something about which I should be worried? (5 Jan 2011)

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