My 6 year old grandson was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He was admitted with a blood sugar level of over 2500. After 3 days in intensive care, his CK level rose to 78,000. He tested negative for the diabetes antibody. Two days ago, after 10 days in intensive care he was moved to the regular pediatric floor however his ketones are still at 2000 and the doctors are puzzled why they keep going down then up for no apparent reason. His blood sugar levels vary (400 down to 150) based on what he eats and how much insulin he is given. Still working our the kinks in getting him stablized. Does anyone have any idea what else may be going on to cause all this? We are puzzled and concerned that he may have something else going on that is being missed. He has been checked by the infectious desease doctors. Any ideas, helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Odd about the negative result to testing for antibodies, but that can happen, depending on the timing of the test and the onslaught of the autoimmune system. Also, there are now some children who are type 2 diabetics... is the child overweight or does type 2 run in the family?
My 8 yr. old daughter was diagnosed Type 1 just over two weeks ago. She is 4 ft. tall and weighs 45 lbs. She had a fasting sugar of 292 and has been up and down since the diagnosis - not nearly as high as the numbers you reported for your grandchild. BUT, she tested NEGATIVE for autoimmune on two of the four panels on her blood tests. We spent a night in the hospital, and are now on insulin 4 times a day. I want to know how this could be? Just because the symptoms present like Diabetes, the tests show differently. So what is the cause? Infection? Parasites? Tumor? Can anyone help us here? We want to take care of our children, but we don't want to blanket diagnose this as Juvenile Diabetics and overlook something else. We don't want to sentence them to a life of insulin dependence for lack of further testing and research.
in first testing my blood sugar was 180/350(fast/pp).prior this test,i was taking urregural diet & heavy alcohol.second test after two month after control diet & excersie my blood sugar was 117/173(fast/75 g glucose).
pls tell me whethere i am diabetic or prediabetic?
My brother is 37 years of age, African American male who is currently on metphormin. But it is not helping. He has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My question is are there other reasons that his sugar levels would be out of control. Oh yeah, he was just recently admitted to the hospital in DKA. Please help? I just lost my fathe two months ago and my grandmother a week ago. I cant handle losing my brother right now!!!!
Has your brother's doctor tried insulin? Type II diabetics do not present with DKA unless there is something else going on. If he has Type I, metformin will not do any good. He needs insulin. No, he is not too old to be a Type I.. If your doctor is not willing to talk about this, find another doctor.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.