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From Minnesota, USA:

My daughter is 12 years old and was diagnosed with type 1 about two years ago. Just in the past week she has developed a shortness of breath, usually when playing basketball or running. Is this diabetes related or could she be getting asthma? She sometimes gets 'shaky' also, but is not having a low blood sugar.


Being out of breath may be simply because the exertion was unaccustomed: it would be very unlikely indeed at your daughter's age to be due to the diabetes. Exercise-induced asthma is something to ask your pediatrician about because it needs a more detailed history and a proper physical examination to confirm the diagnosis.


Original posting 26 Mar 2000
Posted to Exercise and Sports


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