From Dayton, Ohio, USA:
My three year old was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia after a glucose tolerance test last week. His results were: Fasting -- 72 mg/dl [mmol/L; 30 minutes -- 167 mg/dl [mmol/L]; one-hour -- 167 mg/dl [mmol/L]; two-hour -- 122 mg/dl [mmol/L]; and three-hour -- 59 mg/dl [mmol/L]. My daughter has type 1 diabetes, and I am concerned this will lead to diabetes.
We got a call today from the pediatric endocrinologist's office telling us that my son's numbers are normal. Do you feel the same way? He wants to eat and drink every 15 minutes, so I don't see how this can be normal. I am concerned that something is going on, and that it is being overlooked. Any advice?
The numbers do appear to be normal and suggest your son does not have diabetes. If his frequent drinking was due to diabetes, his readings would be much higher.
There are other causes for excessive drinking, and I am sure your son's endocrinologist is well aware of them. Perhaps you should talk things over with him/her again.
Original posting 26 May 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:20
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2013. Comments and Feedback.