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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?


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.


Original posting 22 Sep 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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