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From Cut Off, Louisiana, USA:

My five-year-old daughter has had increased thirst, increased appetite, increased urination (has been wetting the bed for almost two weeks and has had a couple of accidents during the day), and cravings of high carbohydrate foods (bread, cookies, rice, etc.). I began checking her sugars, both fasting and random (fasting between 99 mg/dl [5.5 mmol/L] to 169 mg/dl [9.4 mmol/L] and random between 105 mg/dl [5.8 mmol/L] to 266 mg/dl [14.8 mmol/L]). We took her to the doctor and she did blood work. My daughter's A1c was 5.1, C-Peptide was 1.0, and fasting blood sugar was 92 mg/dl [5.1 mmol/L]. All the other blood work was good. She is continuing to have symptoms and her blood sugars are erratic. Can this be the honeymoon period of type 1 or can this be type 2? Our doctor is leaning towards type 2, but everything I read says could be honeymoon of type 1. We are going to see a pediatric endocrinologist tomorrow, but I want to prepare myself mentally if this could be type 1. Please give me your honest opinion.


I don't think you have enough data to tell the type. The endocrinologist can do other tests, antibodies, etc. to see if there is autoimmunity and type 1 risk. A fasting blood sugar of 92 mg/dl [5.1 mmol/L] is not diabetes. Finger prick glucoses are not used to diagnose diabetes unless the glucose is really high. I would continue to check some, but not multiple times a day unless told to do so. I worry more about the testing actually. If something is about to happen, it will unfold. Many times is isn't diabetes at all.


Original posting 12 Jan 2007
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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