From Oklahoma, USA:
My 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 3 weeks of age. Her blood sugars have been running in the 200-400 range this past week and she has been running into things. She now has 2 big bumps on her forehead from it. Should I get her eyes checked, and how often should I get her eyes checked?
I doubt the bumps on your daughter's forehead are related to her diabetes unless she fell during a low blood sugar.
It would be very rare to have any eye complications before puberty, but it would be a good time to get a baseline eye exam now and then every 1 to 2 years until puberty when she should be examined more frequently.
Original posting 10 Jan 1999
Posted to Complications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:02
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