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Doctor insights on: Double Diabetes In Children

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Any remedies for double diabetes I can try at home?

Any remedies for double diabetes I can try at home?

Yes: The backbone treatment for double diabetes is Insulin and oral medications. Insulin will always be needed but if you exercise, lose weight and remain active, you might be able to wean off the medications. ...Read more

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What symptoms of double diabetes are the most common?

What symptoms of double diabetes are the most common?

Metabolic: Polyuria (increased urination) polydipsia (excessive thirst) and polyphagia (increased food intake) are the common issues. After that it depends on the severity of illness and treatments. In severe cases coma and death can ensue. ...Read more

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How is double diabetes treated? What can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

How is double diabetes treated? What can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

Follow MD advice: Double diabetes is a serious illness. Either type of diabetes alone is bad enough, having both requires careful attention to diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. You can be supportive of the child's efforts toward self-care and in complying with the doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

In2014 208000under20: According to 2014 report there are 208000 American under the age of 20 who suffer from Diabetes ...Read more

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Can diabetes affect children?

Can diabetes affect children?

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 and improved dietary habits. ...Read more

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How do children get diabetes.?

How do children get diabetes.?

See below: 1. Typical type 1- genetic disease where loss of bet-cells-loss of Insulin production triggered by unknown factors in environment-? Virus, environmental toxins

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Kids can get adult type diabetes if very obese, no exercise. ...Read more

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Are children tested for diabetes?

Are children tested for diabetes?

Infancy: The youngest child in my practice with new onset diabetes was about 8 months old. She had recurrent yeast diaper rash and had elevated sugar levels in her urine and blood. Any child can be tested for diabetes with a urinalysis and a blood sugar level, so technically a newborn can be tested for diabetes. Diabetes is very uncommon in young infants. ...Read more

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What are chances my children will get diabetes?

Fairly low!: If you are a male with type 1 diabetes, your chances of having a child who will get type 1 diabetes is about 7%. If you are a female with type 1 diabetes, chances of having a child who will get diabetes is about 2% (a bit higher if you deliver before age 25). If both parents have type 1 diabetes, the risk is about 30%. About 50% of type 2 diabetic patients can name a family member with diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you have diabetes you can not have children?

Is it true that if you have diabetes you can not have children?

No: Diabetes has little to no effect on fertility. Though diabetes can complicate a pregnancy, it can be managed by a trained ob/gyn physician. In some cases the help of a high risk OB (maternal fetal medicine) will be required. ...Read more

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Can diabetes be passed down to your children?

Can diabetes be passed down to your children?

Yes, well possibly: The genetics of diabetes is thought to not be an all or none genetics, but heavily influenced by environmental factors. Type 1 diabetes is thought to have very little genetic predisposition. Type 2 diabetes is more common when parents or siblings had or have developed diabetes. However, it is heavily influenced by weight, lifestyle factors, dietary factors, etc. ...Read more

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Where can I learn about diabetes in children?

ADA: American diabetes association and your local children's hospital. ...Read more

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What makes children more predisposed to diabetes?

What makes children more predisposed to diabetes?

If type 1 diabetes: Genetics and exposure to unknown viruses

if type 2- genetica with poor diet/ inactivity. ...Read more

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What are some cookbooks for children with type one diabetes?

No need for cookbook: Dm 1 only requires the correct amount of calories and guidance of nutritionist. He needs Insulin injections due to lack of production. ...Read more

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Can my children catch diabetes from her school friends party?

Can my children catch diabetes from her school friends party?

No.: No. Diabetes is not an infectious or contagious illness. There are two main types of diabetes mellitus: type 1 and type 2. In type 1, the body's immune system attacks & damages its own cells in the pancreas that make a hormone called insulin, which controls blood sugar. Type 2 is a disorder of Insulin resistance & has a high genetic predisposition. Neither is spread directly from person to person. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can diabetes affect children during exercise?

I was just wondering how can diabetes affect children during exercise?

Paradox..: If sugar high, can go higher

if sugar low, can go dangerously lower

if in normal range, usually goes lower- sometimes too low. ...Read more

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Are there any good summer camps specifically for children with diabetes?

Are there any good summer camps specifically for children with diabetes?

Summer camps: In every area around children hospital, there are camps for children with diabetis under the supervision of pediatric endocrinology. Check with the local pediatric endocrinologist office for details. ...Read more

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Are schools required to accommodate the needs of all children with diabetes?

Are schools required to accommodate the needs of all children with diabetes?

Probably: That would be regulated by each state. In wisconsin they are required to accommodate the needs of children with diabetes. I would imagine in most states the same would be true. You would have to contact the state you live in to find out for sure. Do not rely on what the school tells you. Find out from higher up! ...Read more

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Let me know the similarities and differences of disease manifestation in children and in the elderly in diabetes?

Let me know the similarities and differences of disease manifestation in children and in the elderly in diabetes?

Many: Older adults will often present with atypical symptoms of high blood sugar. Lethargy, dehydration, confusion. Younger people will present with a high level of acid in their blood (ketosis). Both are very serious and need urgent attention by a health care provider, as they both can result in death if not idnetified and treated early. ...Read more

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What is the effect of risperdal on diabetes in children?

What is the effect of risperdal on diabetes in children?

Insulin resistance: Risperdal is known to cause weight gain and resistance to insulin. You may notice also that blood sugars are higher leading to greater Insulin requirements. Pediatric endocrinologists do manage kids with diabetes on these medications. Some might consider using an Insulin sensitizing medication, metformin, to help with the Insulin resistance if seen as an appropriate option. ...Read more

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Can there be boarding schools that are meant for children diabetes?

Can there be boarding schools that are meant for children diabetes?

Summer camps: I am not aware of any boarding schools set up to care exclusively for diabetic children. However, there are many great summer camps for diabetic kids that give them a chance to meet other children their age with diabetes. This is a great help to build their self confidence, improve their diabetic control and diet with strenuous activity and meet new friends so they know they are not alone. ...Read more

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Is diabetes in children common?

Is diabetes in children common?

No: Type I (Juvenile Diabetes) affects a small, yet growing number of children in the United States. It is due to an autoimmune phenomenon where the pancreas ceases to produce insulin. Type II (adult onset) is becoming a growing concern among morbidly obese adolescents which leads insulin resistance. The body can not produce enough insulin to meet the demands. ...Read more

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How is diabetes in children diagnosed?

How is diabetes in children diagnosed?

Hungery, thristy.: Increased thirst and frequent urination.
Extreme hunger.
Weight loss.
Fatigue.
Irritability or unusual behavior.
Blurred vision.
Yeast infection in girls.
Those the tests done after that to confirm it.
Random blood sugar test.
Glycated hemoglobin (a1c) test.
Fasting blood sugar test.
Autoantibodies that are common in type 1 diabetes.
The presence of ketons in the urine. ...Read more

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What does diabetes look like in children?

What does diabetes look like in children?

Usually Type 1: Though rates of type 2 dm are rising in this country, by far the most prevalent is type 1 in children, particularly pre-pubertal. Kids present with frequent, large volume urination, thirst, weight loss initially. Then they can start to vomit, get belly pain, and dehydrate. Insulin is the only treatment for type 1 diabetes in both kids and adults. Treatment is life-saving. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes in children?

What are the symptoms of diabetes in children?

Those most common: Increased thirst and urination.
Increased hunger.
Weight loss.
Fatigue
blurred vision.
Slow-healing sores or frequent infections.
Areas of darkened skin. ...Read more

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Do normal children need to be tested for diabetes?

No: If the child is normal, not obese and exhibiting no signs of high blood sugars (unexplained weight loss, excessive thirst or urination, fruity smell on breaths all the time...), then there is no need to test for diabetes. ...Read more

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If I have diabetes, will my children have diabetes?

If I have diabetes, will my children have diabetes?

May be: Diabetes can occur in families. But difficult to predict, in all likelihood your children have greater chances of having diabetes than children with normal parents. ...Read more

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Diabetes in children or just adults a growing issue?

Yes: Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in both children and adults because of obesity the mayor risk factor.
Back in 1980s we would diagnose 1 or 2 children wuth type2 diabetes per year. Now we diagnose 2 to 4 per month. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of diabetes in children?

What is the most common cause of diabetes in children?

Type 1 in younger...: Dm-1, or Insulin deficient diabetes is msot common in younger children, but the obesefication of america is increasing the number of type 2 diabetics (insulin resistance) skyrocket, although in young people type 1 is more common. Most people think it post-viral infection of beta cells producing Insulin that elicits an immune response which kills the Insulin producing beta cells. Insulin is the rx! ...Read more