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Question:

From Ohio, USA:

My 12 year old daughter has had diabetes for over 3 years. Up until now she was in good control. She could have highs over 200 or lows to about 50 without too much of a reaction. Now she is starting puberty and her numbers are all over the place. Her reactions have changed drastically too. Now if she is over 200 or under 70 she acts emotionally like a two year old. She is very difficult to work with at those times. And those times seem to be coming more often than usual. Is this due to puberty? Do you have any advice?

Answer:

It's puberty. You describe the typical problems of the combination of diabetes and puberty. Please see the answers to similar questions that we previously answered.

KJR

Original posting 30 Aug 97

  
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