From Shreveport, Louisiana, USA:
For about a year and a half, my 26 month old son has been having all the symptoms of diabetes. There have been times when I told my husband that his breath smelled like fruit. It was strange. I didn't think anything about it at the time. He was lethargic several times. The doctor would always tell me he was dehydrated, would give him a sucker and water and he would come around.
Since I have type 2 diabetes myself, I started testing my son and found his fasting blood sugar to be about 150-200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L] and He has had several readings in the 200-400 mg/dl [11.1-22,2 mmol/L] range, but when I took him to the doctor, it was 42 mg/dl [2.3 mmol/L]. Why is this happening? I don't understand why the highs and lows are so unpredictable. His pediatrician doesn't know so we are waiting to see a pediatric endocrinologist. Any suggestions?
Taking your son to see a pediatric endocrinologist is a good idea. Are you sure about your technique for glucose testing (clean hands, good sample, quality controls, etc.)? Be sure you have quality data prior to your visit.
Original posting 6 May 2002
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:34
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