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From Staten Island, New York, USA:

My eight year old daughter's sugar has been around 117 mg/dl [6.5 mmol/L] as soon as she wakes up. She has been complaining of sweats during the night, and she has a vaginal itch but no infection according to her doctor. Her sugar has been above 127 mg/dl [7.1 mmol/L] during the day. She generally did not eat a lot in the past, but now here appetite is rapidly increasing. She is 4 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 50 pounds. I have a strong family history of diabetes. Do you think she may have it? If her sugar is high normal, how can I help stop her from getting diabetes? If it is diabetes, does it have to be typeá1á or could she have typeá2á by eating the wrong food?

Answer:

I do not think that your daughter has diabetes even though fasting blood sugar levels you report for are a little bit high for an eight year old child. I'd check her for autoantibodies first in order to rule out typeá1A (autoimmune) diabetes.

MS

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Original posting 22 Sep 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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