From Augusta, Georgia, USA:
My father has diabetes type 2. I have an 11 month old and I had diabetes while pregnant. I had to take insulin. I have a 9 year old who weighs 100 pounds. I am concerned about her health. She always has sweaty hands and feet and her feet have a very strong odor. I am taking her to the doctor in 2 weeks to get checked. Do you know what tests she should have done? What causes the sweating and odor?
Being overweight is one of the strongest risk factors for type 2 diabetes when there is also a family history for diabetes. I advise you to do as much as you can to modify your daughter's eating habits towards weight reduction. Your doctor will evaluate whether just a blood sugar, or more tests like a GTT [glucose tolerance test] will be necessary (even though the GTT is seldom useful in youngsters).
Sweating has nothing to do with diabetes.
Original posting 22 Jul 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:11
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