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Thu Jan 06 19:18:33 EST 2011

could it be diabetes?
Asked By: ecarela  

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My grandson who is 11 yrs. has frequent headaches and is always tired. I notice one day he went to the bathroom 3 times in less then an hour, I tested his glucose and it was 136 in the a.m. before breakfast I tested him at ramdom times the lowest was 112 and the highest has been 188. his pediatrician said that for a child anything below 200 is okay. Is this True? should we take him for further testing or is the doctor right. he has family history of diabetes from both side of the family and also family history of pancreatic cancer.
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2011-01-09 14:55:28.0

You are correct to have cause for concern. These numbers point to some type of imbalance that should be checked out further, perhaps by an endocrinologist. Keep carful tabs on this as well as weight loss and monitor any other symptoms of diabetes such as excessive hunger,thirst or urination. Good luck!!
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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2011-02-03 21:14:33.0

RUN, DON'T WALK for further tests!! I had an ongoing debate with my doctor about me having the diabetes. I collapsed and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital. Needless to say, I am NOT returning to her. I have been recently diagnosed, but just before the hospital stay, I could drink as much as I wanted, but my mouth and throat still felt dry, even immediately after the water. And I was rushing to the bathroom every five minutes (if not more). If it is in the family, keep insisting the diagnostic tests are repeated until the doctor gets it right. But in the meantime, start him learning how he should be eating. That way he won't feel as much denial when it is finally diagnosed. How is his sense of balance? does he have what feel like "hot flashes"? How is his speech? Is his vision ok, or is it changing? All these took place just before I was diagnosed.
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