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Cause Of Child 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ...Read more
Multifactorial: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells. There are genetic factors which contribute to this; however, there is/are environmental trigger(s) which have not yet been identified. So, even if someone has the genetic potential for type 1 diabetes, it's not enough to get it. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know of a child who just turned 5 and weights about 90 lbs. His toenails are discolored is this a cause of diabetes?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
38wks pregnant w/2nd child, no hbp or diabetes, yet as of a week ago the vision in my right eye is blurry and yellow tinted. What could be the cause?
CALL YOUR OB NOW: All ?S like this at your gestational age should be directled to your ob, so call your OB now, i would not like one of my preg pts at any gestational age asking that ? Here without asking me ! could be due to many differnet causes and u and the baby need to be assessed so call your ob, your OB is on call today or has someone oncall for yoru ob. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes the placenta to be ging faster than it should be and cause the baby isnt growing. I don't smoke. Dont have diabetes or hbp. Help! scared. ?
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 diabetes. However, the differences in the results of these tests tended to disappear in the older index group children. The significance is uncertain and further study is necessary. Seek evaluation for any concerns. Best regards. ...Read more
Not just big.: Fetal macrosomia can be suspected by serial ultrasound in which the fetus exceeds the 90th percentile. This means that the baby is larger than 89% of the babies of same gestational age. Furthermore"macrocosmic" fetus are at a higher risk of shoulder dystocia (difficulty of delivering shoulders after the head is out) and hypoglycemia or dropping blood sugars shortly after delivery. ...Read more
I know gestational diabetes can cause hypoglycemia&seizures in baby shortly after birth; is it possible for gest. Diabetes to cause in utero seizures?
Doc measured belly, baby measures 3 weeks further than i actually am. Negative for gestational diabetes. What other reasons cause baby to grow too fast?
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 changing event. My closest centers are fort worth, dallas, temple or austin but one has a local clinic for regular followup visits. Small hospital facilities & regular physicians often don't have the time or current info to do a well rounded orientation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a Pediatrician: This question, to answer, would require a whole textbook. This is way out of bounds of this simple health app. I am sure your pediatrician will have you go to a diabetes education program as well as setting you up to learn from educators how to manage this complex condition for your child. It may seem overwhelming but it will be something you and your family can all learn to manage well. ...Read more
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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