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From Brockport, New York, USA:

My 28 year old son-in-law has had type 1 diabetes for 10 years., and since my seven year old grandson has been showing symptoms (excessive fluid intake, excessive urinating, excessive sweating) for about 3 years, his father tests his glucose level monthly., and last evening it was 342 mg/dl [19 mmol/L]. He was taken to his pediatrician, but as usual, the pediatrician asked my daughter "Do you want him to have it?" Should my grandson be sent to a specialist at this point? Are there any preventive measures?

Answer:

I would seek care from a physician who will objectively review these concerns and do appropriate lab testing as soon as possible. If your grandson indeed has diabetes, now is the time to seek care.

MSB

DTQ-20030311190301
Original posting 20 Mar 2003
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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