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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Child diabetes: usually is referring to type 1 diabetes mellitus which is most common in children and is a metabolic disorder where the pancrease fails to produce ins ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Many: This is "metabolic syndrome" and indicates Insulin resistance. That means that he has a high blood Insulin that does not do its job properly. The comm ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
It depends: Depends on many factors. If diabetes runs in both the mothers side and the fathers side of the family, the child has a increased chance of developing ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
Specializes in Pediatrics
Endocrinologist: It is a very complex question. A child with diabetes should ideally be under the care of an endocrinologist. Dietary management, exercise and close mo ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Type I DM: Typical symptoms are weight loss, excess thirst, frequent urination, and bedwetting.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Absolutely. Type i diabetes usually has its onset in childhood, and we are seeing an increasing number of children developing type ii diabetes associ ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
We don't know: but good question nevertheless :)
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Multifactorial: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells. There are genetic fa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Incressed risk in ad: The children of a mom with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing dm in their adulthood and should avoid being overweight and need regula ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Could be: Bedwetting may be a sign of a child having diabetes, but not all children who wet their beds have diabetes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hien Tran
Dr. Hien Tran answered
14 years experience in Pediatrics
Diabetes : The diabetes can continue after delivery but at that point it is no longer gestational diabetes anymore. It is just diabetes type ii
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
3 poly's --: Polydipsia (drink a lot), polyuria (pee a lot), polyphagia (eat a lot). If advanced, confusion, rapid breathing, and coma are possible.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
45 years experience in Endocrinology
Bad eating: No one can answer this without knowing what 'bad eating' is.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Children get type 1 diabetes as well as type 2. We are seeing more type 2 diabetes due to obesity. It is fully reversible with weight loss, exercise a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Yes, you can father a healthy baby. The baby is affected more if the mother is diabetic since blood sugar fluctuation during pregnancy can directly a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, there are but..: ...Usually not necessary in most cases of type 1 diabetes. Most of affected children are diagnosed in diabetic ketoacidosis or are showing characteri ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
DM team instruction: Every kid i pick up with dm1 is sent to a center with certified diabetes educators and physicians to begin the families orientation to this life chang ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Imprecise question: Diabetes insipitus is decreased production or effect of vasopressin- nephrogenic is where it's effect reduced because of a kidney issue diabetes mell ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Nurse or child: Depending upon the age and level of responsible behavior, either the chid themselves or the school nurse should be able to administer the insulin. Dis ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
High blood sugar: Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to Insulin (similar to type 2 diabetes). If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of se ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Statistics say: With type 1 diabetes your offspring have a 5% chance. In the population in general chances are 0.9%. Sobyou have are 5 times more likely but still ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Glucose (sugar) leve: The primary diagnostic criteria is a fasting blood glucose (sugar) level over 125. If symptoms are present, a random sugar over 200 is diagnostic, or ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
?: Since only women can get pregnant...
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes : Children born to women who had gestational diabetes are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Recommendations are to help children maintain a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Age???: Diabetes comes in 2 basic forms. The children's form develops abruptly after a virus destroys Insulin production.They quickly loose sugar in the urine ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Diabetes is not a contagious illness and cannot be transferred between children.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Both type 1 and type 2.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Diabetes: If you have good control of your type 2 diabetes you should have no issues with a second child. To make sure this is the way it will be please do wha ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: This does not automatically mean your child will have diabetes, but it is a risk factor for having/developing diabetes.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in Addiction Medicine
He's alcoholic: Alcoholics have limited ability to take of their health or needs in a healty way. And they have many irrational reasons why not or they just don't car ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Eating sweets, even excessive amount, does not cause type 2 diabetes mellitus. Obesity does.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Insulin...: ...Is a natural hormone, and the only way to treat type i dm. Type ii in children often responds to diet and exercise.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
A study in British: Medical journal cited tests implying that adhd and perhaps learning disabilities may be more common among children born to mothers with gestational di ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Double diabetes: There is no such thing as "double diabetes.".
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Haasz
14 years experience in Pediatrics
Childhood diabetes: This depends on the type of diabetes. Children more commonly have type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes. This needs to be treated with insulin. As th ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Insulin: For now, insulin, usually by pump with glucose sensing capabilities is the "cadillac " care. Islet cell transplant & other things not yet ready for p ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
1000000$: The best is to lose weight if you are obese, otherwise control blood sugar with medication.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chethan Sarabu
9 years experience in Pediatrics
3-6% Increased Risk: You are right in that type 1 diabetes (t1dm) is not genetically transferred, however genes can increase your propensity for getting it. Siblings and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience in General Practice
Uncertain : Type 2 diabetes has some genetic component as well as environmental. Bad lifestyle habits can increase the risk if one is genetically predisposed. Rh ... Read More
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: I have never seen any evidence to suggest this is true.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: The best method, and most important is weight loss. Which needs to accomplished through a proper diet and regular aerobic exercise. Other than those, ... Read More

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