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Type 2 Diabetes in Youth

  1. Other than metformin, which may cause diarrhea, what current medications are appropriate for a child with type 2? Can you provide more information on type 2 in children, especially Native Americans? (31 Dec 2013)
  2. I had gestational diabetes while pregnant with my second child. He craves sweets. Is he at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than my other children? (31 May 2009)
  3. My 14-year-old was diagnosed with insulin resistance and possibly PCOS. She has been putting on weight around her mid section. What do you suggest? (27 May 2009)
  4. My son has several of the symptoms of diabetes, plus a 30 pound weight gain over six months. What range should his blood sugars be? (7 Feb 2009)
  5. My 10-year-old gained 73 pounds in two years. Her insulin level was high, but her blood sugar normal. Other than meeting with a nutritionist, what should I do to help her? (29 Jul 2008)
  6. My daughter has dark patches on her neck and underarms. Her random blood sugar was about 130 mg/dl [7.2 mmol/L]. If diagnosed with diabetes, could diet alone control it? (9 Apr 2008)
  7. Are there any surveys about the risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes in children? Is there anything about nutrition/food habits, physical activity, etc.? (18 Dec 2007)
  8. My daughter is overweight and producing too much insulin. She was prescribed Glucophage, but the package says it's for high blood sugars. Is this the right medication for her? (29 Nov 2007)
  9. 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)

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