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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
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
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
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
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
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
After having gestational diabetes, does your child have a chance of developing diabetes? My 6yo craves sugar & is constantly hungry.
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
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
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
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
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
No: No, that does not happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
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
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
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
Conceiving: Excellent! Most people with DM type 2 can conceive at a rate similar to those without. ...Read more
Infnat and sugar: Not really from doing that but there may be more nutritious food to eat instead. ...Read more
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
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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