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From Russell Springs, Kentucky, USA:

Last week, my three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with hyperglycemia that the endocrinologist says will develop into type 1A diabetes. He says that we have discovered the hyperglycemia very early and will begin insulin when her blood sugars rise a little more. We have an appointment with the nutritionist tomorrow, but were told to monitor her carbohydrates and sugars until then. We are to test her blood sugar once a day and call the endocrinologist every week and he will let us know when we need to come back in to begin insulin. Once we began monitoring her diet, her blood sugar has been really up and down. The day after we started the diet, her blood sugar was 48 mg/dl [2.7 mmol/L] when she woke up. The next day, her blood sugar was 141 mg/dl [7.8 mmol/L] when she woke up and around 180 mg/dl [10.1 mmol/L] when she went to bed. Is this normal for the beginning of diabetes?

Answer:

The glucose levels that you describe are not uncommon for the early phases of diabetes mellitus. They don't DEFINE diabetes mellitus. Please maintain the follow-up with your pediatric endocrinologist.

DS

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Original posting 8 Feb 2007
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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