From North Hills, California, USA:
My three and a half year old granddaughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about two and a half months ago, and her sugar levels have been running in 400s [mg/dl, 22.2 mmol/L]. What are the long term effects of her high blood sugar?
Long term chronic complications of diabetes are strongly linked to blood sugar control (which is best judged by a hemoglobin A1c test). If it is not acceptable, it should be decreased in order to assure her normal pubertal development and a normal life without chronic complications.
I suggest that you have your granddaughter's parents contact the closest pediatric diabetes team for evaluation and follow-up, if she isn't followed by one. If she is, her parents need to be in daily communication with their team until control is improved.
Original posting 28 Mar 2002
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:32
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