From Monument, Colorado, USA:
My three year son shows signs all the time of hypoglycemia (gets moody, shakes, weak, etc.), and I have noticed that these symptoms all hinder around food or lack of it. My father has had diabetes for 48 years, so I grew up surrounded by it, and "know" what to look for.
I have asked my son's pediatrician about it, who did do a finger test on my son, but it was normal and so the doctor just basically wrote it off. How can I get him to take me seriously? I have been able to treat my son at home, when he gets sick we provide him with sugar, honey, juice, etc., but lately he has really gotten out of control. When he gets "sick", I can barely contain him, and control him, to give him what he needs, and I think the situation is getting worse.
Any ideas on how to make the pediatrician take me seriously and try to treat my son? I think he just thinks I am making it all up, an over-protective mom who looks for problems.
I would encourage you to bring your concerns to the attention of your son's physician. I would also make sure to bring your specific concern that your needs are not being met to their attention. Your son's symptoms may indeed be due to hypoglycemia, and if they are, that can relatively easily be tested. There are other reasons a child may have those symptoms, and you should seek counsel from your pediatrician.
[Editor's comment: If dad has type 1 diabetes, then perhaps testing beyond blood sugars might be warranted (for antibodies) that might indicate your son has prediabetes. WWQ]
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:36
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