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Worried My daughter is 16 and has been admitted into hospital for DKA, 2 times in as little as 5 months. Her hba is 11. She lives with her dad and I'm not sure if the day to day management is happening. Is it normal that teenagers have frequent DKA episodes?
Makayla Hi. So about 3 months ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. I'm 15. My doctors are pretty much assuming I'm type 2 but said they can't be sure because I'm so young. I'm not on any insulin or medication and I have a healthy diet (my dietitian is very happy with it). So my problem is that I keep having Hypos (low blood sugar) I've had a few in the last couple of months but in the last two days I've had 3. I haven't been eating any differently or doing more exercise than usual. Could you please tell me why this is happening? Also is it possible I'm type 1?
LAYLA GEORGE what is the normal range for blood sugar in a 12 MONTH OLD TODDLER child
Kris Hi I have workmate whos daughter was diagnosed with diabetes 3 yrs ago. The daughter has been going through puberty for the past year. Every single month her blood sugar levels go off the rails and she has to be admitted to hospital for a few days. She has seen several specialists, but they cannot help her. Last week she was placed in ICU. I am very worried about her and her mum. They both feel she is going to die. They don't know what to do next.
Kate Hey there, I am 13 years old, and was diagnosed with Type 1 about 2 1/2 months ago. Before diagnosis I was very happy with my weight - about 49 kg at a height of (I think) about 166cm. I have put on quite a lot of weight - 10+ kilograms - and I find it really hard to deal with. I kind of broke down the other night and talked to my mother about it, and she says its because I've been eating quite alot of fats, especially when I was first diagnosed (peanut butter and coconut oil by the spoonful) So my question is, why did I gain so much weight and what is the best way to keep it off? Thank you! xx
sharon Hi I have a daughter who is 13 in December and was wondering if there are other parents to chat with, who have issues with there teen not doing the right thing.
Jane. E My son is almost 4 years old and had a gtt with results showing impaired glucose tolerance of 9.8 at 2 hours. There is no family history, he is not overweight. What does this mean for him?
RAJESH CHOPDA SIR MY 5 YEARS INDIAN SON JAINAM IS SUFFERING FROM TYPE 1 DIABETES SINCE LAST 3 MONTHS.WHAT ITS FUTURE AND WHAT ARE YOUR INSTRUCTION FOR US.HE IS TAKING MIXTARD INSULIN TWICE DAILY BUT THIS IS VERY PAINFUL FOR US. SIR MY QUESTION IS THAT WHAT IS THE SOLUTION OF INSULIN IN FUTURE? CAN 5 YEARS CHILD DIABETES IS COMPLETELY REMOVE? PLEASE TELL ME THE NAME OF HOSPITAL IN INDIA FOR SECOND OPINION?
annon Hi there my little girl is age 4,just had her randomly do a sugar test at home nd found that her sugar level was 5.7 should I be worried?
Nicole Hello I am the Director of a Preschool on the Central Coast NSW. I've just been told one of my 4 year olds at Preschool is diabetic. Could you please direct me to where I can get the flip chart and other information needed for Preschools/Schools. I have found this on your website but was hoping you could send one out, please :) Many thanks, Nicole :)
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