From Harrisville, New York, USA:
My 11 year old daughter has epilepsy, and about a year ago, she started having urinary tract infections, one right after another. Two months ago, her urologist prescribed medication once a day for her, but this week she had another infection. Every time she has a UTI her sugar level raises to about 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L], but three days later, her fasting blood sugar is normal. With several of these infections, she has had vomiting and nausea, pain urinating, she eats all the time, and this summer she put on 15 pounds after not gaining much weight for about two. No one can find out why she has these infections. Do you have any suggestions?
It is not normal to have such high sugars. You should consult with your daughter's physicians and perhaps also with a local pediatric diabetes specialist since some special testing may be required to determine if this is early diabetes unmasked by an infection or just some odd response to a medication.
Original posting 23 Nov 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:27
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