From Ellijay, Georgia, USA:
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January of this year. I am also an EMT. While concentrating and learning how to take better care of myself and being more familiar with the warning signs than my colleges, my wife and I noticed that our youngest, who is four years old, was showing some of the signs that he might be having problems with his sugar. I used my meter on him and discovered some very high readings in the 200s mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L and higher]. We took him to his pediatrician, who seemed not to know much about diabetes, which is very common for the mountain doctors in this area. I requested an A1c test be done on our son. He acted reluctant but went ahead with it. Two days went by and no word from the doctor, so we finally called him back to get the results. He said that it was fine and didn't see any problems, but did not give her the value of the test. I have tried to contact them and get the number of the A1c and they can't find it.
We are still checking his sugar about twice a day and his readings vary as much as mine do. We are also watching his diet closely. I feel that there is reason to be concerned, but the doctors doesn't. Correct me if I am wrong, but there is no reason that his sugar should be going that high and low also a couple of hours after eating if there weren't a problem. What should we do?
I would seek care from a physician in your area that has expertise with childhood diabetes.
Original posting 18 Oct 2004
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:57
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