From Plymouth, Pennsylvania, USA:
If a child is admitted to the hospital with high sugar levels and DKA [diabetic ketoacidosis], is it standard practice to identify whether the child has type 1 or type 2 diabetes? If so, what tests are done at time of admission? What factors would definitively identify the child as having either type 1 or type 2? Is judgment made simply on the physical symptoms present at the time of admission (age, sugar levels, etc.)?
Other tests are not always indicated. Depending on the history and physical examination, the age of the child and family history, frequently a definitive diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes can be made. Other tests are helpful when the definitive diagnosis is in question.
Original posting 7 Apr 2003
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:44
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.