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What are the best clinical treating diabetes of child?

What are the best clinical treating diabetes of child?

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 the number of children with type 2 diabetes is on the rise, more children may be treated with medications other than insulin. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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What are the tests for diabetes in child?

What are the tests for diabetes in child?

Urine/blood: Most children with diabetes have type 1 and present with high blood sugar, very low Insulin and c-peptide and urine which is positive for glucose and ketones. A hba1c will be elevated, which is a marker of chronic blood sugar control extending over a few months back. If the child has diabetic ketoacidosis, labs will be followed hourly for glucose and electrolytes. Other blood tests are also done. ...Read more

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What are symtoms of diabetes in child or are they same as adults with diabetes?

What are symtoms of diabetes in child or are they same as adults with diabetes?

Similar: Huge appetite, tremendous need to drink and very frequent neede to urinate. Also weight loss and in severe casesw altered consciousness may be the hallmark symptoms in young children. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early diabetes in a child?

What are the symptoms of early diabetes in a child?

4 major symptoms: The symptoms of diabetes are: excessive thirst, excessive urinating, excessive eating but losing weight. Often these children come in very sick. ...Read more

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How do I explain diabetes to my child? I am overwhelmed since getting the diagnosis.

How do I explain diabetes to my child? I am overwhelmed since getting the diagnosis.

Link: There are numerous community efforts guided to help you become informed.
Try on the link below to find something near your home. Also your doc will provide numerous resources.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/diabetes/ndep/. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Child Diabetes?

What is the definition or description of: Child Diabetes?

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 insulin which is required to metabolize glucose, so blood sugar rises, causing excess urination, excess thirst and ketosis from digestion of proteins. Children can get DM type 2 too, but is more often related to obesity and insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What health problems can my child's diabetes mellitus type 2 cause?

What health problems can my child's diabetes mellitus type 2 cause?

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 common cause is bad diet. Take all the "junk" away, particularly all the sugar, sweeteners, pop, ice cream, candies etc. The overall health of an individual with this is awful and you can expect complications. ...Read more

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Can gestational diabetes cause my child to have diabetes?

Yes: There is a lot of evidence to suggest that a baby exposed to high blood sugars in utero is at higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes in later childhood-adulthood. It's important for such children to have healthy lifestyles because becoming overweight or obese increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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How does being obese cause type 2 diabetes in a child?

How does being obese cause type 2 diabetes in a child?

Insulin resistance: Obesity puts a strain on the pancreas so that it has to make more Insulin to compensate for the increased demand of obesity. Unfortunately, we're seeing type 2 dm in children even as young as 4 years-old. The pancreas simply poops out and can't keep up with the Insulin demands of the obese body. This is when type 2 dm develops. ...Read more

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After having gestational diabetes, does your child have a chance of developing diabetes? My 6yo craves sugar & is constantly hungry.

After having gestational diabetes, does your child have a chance of developing diabetes? My 6yo craves sugar & is constantly hungry.

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 healthy weight and be fit. ...Read more

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Is it possible that an inhaled steroid (advair) could cause type one diabetes in a child? My brother and sister are both are type one.

Is it possible that an inhaled steroid (advair) could cause type one diabetes in a child? My brother and sister are both are type one.

No: Inhaled steroids have their effect directly in the lung tissue & reach negligible levels in the blood. There is no evidence that even oral steroid use that achieve much higher blood levels cause t1dm. The primary origin of t1dm is an inflammatory response to a preceding infection that triggers loss of Insulin production. Steroids have been studied in efforts to reverse t1dm. ...Read more

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Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Obesity: Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not cause child births. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a child having diabetes?

What are the odds of a child having diabetes?

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 diabetes. ...Read more

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How can I cope with my feelings after my child's recent diabetes diagnosis?

How can I cope with my feelings after my child's recent diabetes diagnosis?

Talk: Talk with family, friends, neighbors, and/or your child's doctor. Talk with other people with diabetes, if you know any. Also, look for local support groups. ...Read more

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How to take care of a child with diabetes?

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 monitoring of blood sugars and ketones are critical to help with medication management. ...Read more

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What are the chances of child with diabetes?

What are the chances of child with diabetes?

Diabetes: While children with diabetes are at risk for complications, they can do very well, provided they are followed regularly by their physician and have their sugars consistently well controlled. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of child with diabetes?

What are the symptoms of child with diabetes?

Drinking and peeing: Kids with type 1 diabetes will have to drink and pee a lot. This is especially noticeable when it happens overnight causing disrupted sleep. Some may start wetting the bed again. Many kids are also hungrier and lose weight before diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if my chubby child has diabetes yet?

How do I know if my chubby child has diabetes yet?

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, eat & drink ravenously & loose 10lb in a week. The fluffy adults make Insulin but not enough and they gradually get into trouble over months or years. A glucose tolerance test or A1c can give you early indication on a teen, in pre teens a urine test. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat child with diabetes?

Are there natural ways to treat child with diabetes?

No: The only way to treat type 1 diabetes is to replace the Insulin that the pancreas no longer makes. Studies have failed to find supplements to reverse the process or even slow it down. ...Read more

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What happens to a child with diabetes later in life?

What happens to a child with diabetes later in life?

Type 1 I presume: He may develop complications. Dr thornalley in england has shown that diabetics excrete large amounts of vitamin b 1 in urine. I would advise a supplement of thiamine and magnesium with a well rounded multivitamin for life. Seek a good nutritionist for doses. ...Read more

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What're some characteristics of a child with diabetes?

What're some characteristics of a child with diabetes?

Type 1 or 2: Children that develop type 2 diabetes are usually obese at the time of diagnosis.
Children with type 1 are usually lean, and present with a history of weight loss.
Warning since 20% of our children are overweight you sometimes have a hard time determening which type of diabetes at the begining. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to take care of a child with diabetes?

Can you tell me how to take care of a child with diabetes?

Wouldn't try: The management of diabetes, especially in children, requires a team effort. Part of the initial diagnosis & management includes referral to a diabetes center where certified diabetes educators work with the kid & family to understand the pattern of treatment & dietary modification needed to give the best outcome. Kids training is modified to match their stage of physical and emotional development ...Read more

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Type2 DM women can have second child. Probability of second child getting diabetes?

Type2 DM women can have second child. Probability of second child getting diabetes?

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 what you can to keep your blood sugar under control.

PS: My mom had diabetes after she had 3 children and her youngest son, now age 65, has never had diabetes, Neither have I. ...Read more

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How do I prepare the teachers to help my child with diabetes?

Safe at school: Check out the resources available for this situation from the american diabetes association safe at school program. Http://www. Diabetes. Org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/diabetes-care-at-school/. ...Read more

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How much sugar can a child with diabetes safely have each day?

How much sugar can a child with diabetes safely have each day?

Varies: This depends upon your child's weight, and response to Insulin and/or other diabetes management. This is a question best reviewed with your physician, dietician and diabetes educator working with you and your child. ...Read more

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What are their symptoms that make doctors suspect child with diabetes?

What are their symptoms that make doctors suspect child with diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes: Excessive thirst, frequent urination and unexplained weight loss are the classic triad of symptoms. These may be precipitated by a systemic infection associated with fever or may occur in isolation and become progressively severe over days to weeks. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat child with diabetes insipidus?

What's the most effective way to treat child with diabetes insipidus?

Depends: The answer depends on the cause of the diabetes insipidus. Often time, diabetes insipidus is just a symptom, not the cause. The hormone involved is ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone). If the cause is in the brain, treatment is to give back ADH (vasopressin) (ddavp) either in nasal spray or pill. If the problem is at the kidney, treatment is antiinflammatory (indomethacin) and diuretics (hctz and amiloride). ...Read more

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Is it possible that a child could inherit his parents' diabetes even though the parents doesn't have diabetes yet when the child was born?

Diabetes: Yes its possible that at some point in its life that child can develop diabetes, since it can be a genetic condition. Doesn't matter when the parent gets it. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a child with diabetes and bad tummy pain?

What should I do if I have a child with diabetes and bad tummy pain?

Call the doctor: Please make sure that your child's blood sugar is ok. With impending illness your child could experience high or low blood sugars. Also, the presence of ketones could cause abdominal pain. A bad tummy ache may also be other things which require medical attention. Please call your peds endo if there are ketones or abnormal blood sugars. Call the pediatrician otherwise. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for child with diabetes?

Are there alternative therapies for child with diabetes?

Alternative?: By that do you mean, choices other than what she is on now, or alternative medicine such as acupuncture? If the first, it depends on whether she has type 1 or 2. Type 1 has to take insulin, but there are various ways to take it. If type 2, there are several drugs available. If you meant the second, then, no. Diet, exercise, weight maintenance - those are essential. ...Read more

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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of child with diabetes?

Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of child with diabetes?

Yes: Generally, if this is type 1 diabetes, a test called the hba1c can confirm the diagnosis as it determines if there's been a chronic elevation in blood sugar. In children, the presence of sugar and ketones in the urine are also tell-tale. ...Read more

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Could gestational diabetes continue even after child birth.?

Could gestational diabetes continue even after child birth.?

Diabetes: The diabetes can continue after delivery but at that point it is no longer gestational diabetes anymore. It is just diabetes type ii ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of a type 2 diabetes male conceiving a child?

Doctors, what are the chances of a type 2 diabetes male conceiving a child?

Conceiving: Excellent! Most people with DM type 2 can conceive at a rate similar to those without. ...Read more

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If I eat and drink a lot of sugar while breastfeeding can my child get diabetes?

If I eat and drink a lot of sugar while breastfeeding can my child get diabetes?

Infnat and sugar: Not really from doing that but there may be more nutritious food to eat instead. ...Read more

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Which is less painful for a child with diabetes, the insulin injection syringe or the pen injection device?

About the same: The needles used to inject Insulin are so small these days that patients do well with both the pen device or needle/syringe method. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for child with diabetes insipidus?

Water: Di don't just occur out of no where. There is usually a cause. In the brain, it could be from past head injury, infection, tumor, ischemia to the hypothalamus/pituitary gland. At the kidney, it could be due medications (lithium, demeclocyline...), kidney disease, high calcium...I recommend finding the cause and treat it. However, in general, if you maintain adequate fluid intake, symptoms is less. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of a child getting diabetes type 2 if his mom has is but not his dad?

What is the likelihood of a child getting diabetes type 2 if his mom has is but not his dad?

Genetics: Type 2 diabetes has a stronger link to family history and lineage although it too depends on environmental factors. Studies of twins have shown that genetics play a very strong role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle also influences the development of type 2 diabetes. Obesity tends to run in families, and families tend to have similar eating and exercise habits.

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Is it possible for a child to develop diabetes?

Is it possible for a child to develop diabetes?

Yes: Absolutely. Type I diabetes usually has its onset in childhood, and we are seeing an increasing number of children developing type ii diabetes associated with obesity. ...Read more