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Thu Dec 23 04:39:01 EST 2010

My daughter has leather like skin on the back of her neck, she has issues with her feet and her bs runs between 120-150 what can I do to help her?
Asked By: bikerspiglet  

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I have type 2 diabetes her father has type one, she also is sever asthmatic and when it is high in the hospital the contribute to her asthma her last check was 239 what can I do to help her.
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2010-12-23 22:21:45.0

Your daughter has an increased risk of developing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes because of the positive family history reported. The blood sugars you report would need to be evaluated in order to see specifics as to time of last meal and what time the readings were taken to evaluate the results. So, I would recommend that you take her to see her pediatrician to be evaluated for diabetes asap. Some of the medications that are used to treat asthma, especially during asthma exacerbations can raise blood sugar levels. The leather like skin on the back of her neck sounds consistent with Acanthosis Nigrican, which is a sign of insulin resistance. Please seek help from her pediatrician with your questions.
Answered By: Shannon Lyles
Accreditations: BSN, RN, CDE
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