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Juvenile diabetes is a chronic health problem for children. There are many myths and misinformation about diabetes. There is also confusion between juvenile diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes.
please add to the symptoms: recurrent yeast infection or a yeast infection that is stubborn to treat. My son had a yeast infection (yes, boys can get them too) that would not go away, even with the strongest medication. My endocrinologist told me this was a symptom (the yeast thrive off of the sugar that is being passed through the urine)
-Jennifer (mommy of two year old just diagnosed last week with type 1)
What other symptoms did your son have? I'm thinking about talking to the ped./GI about the possibility of diabetes in my 6 month old. She's had GI problems for months- now on Elecare $$$$$ formula, abnormal bloodwork, recent stool test showed +1 for reducing substances (whatever that means), bad eczema, thrush in her mouth a month ago and then diaper rash thrush last week, urination increased in the last few weeks........She's only had rice cereal and carrots. But, we had to stop carrots after 2 days because she broke out in hives. So, we know she has allergies but I'm wondering if there's not something else- not sure if her symptoms could point us toward diabetes. Thanks for any feedback.
I took my 3yr old son to dr. Back in January he had frequent urination wet the bed which was unusual. I thought he had a uti. Dr sent urine for unrinaylsis it came back he had glucose an ketones in his urine. She sent him for blood work to check his a1c the levels was fine she stated. Never really said much either. So I started thinking diabetes changed his diet to cut back sweets an juice. He was fine for a while. But he is always thirsty an sometimes urinates a lot. An recently started tobwet self again. Took to a different dr. Check sugar at time he had 2nd prior an sugar level was 130 which he said was fine. Took him to see his ped dr. She check his urine and said it was not concentrated. An with all that has been going on she wants him seen by endocrinologist. I so worried my 3yr old is diabetic
My daughter is 8 years old and was diagnosed this summer with type 1 diabetes. Her blood sugar is all over the place it will bounce from being as low as 39 and jump to way over 300. Her drs tell me her body is just adjusting and she will eventually get to where she needs to be. We are giving her sooooo much insulin and changing her dosage so many times its driving me crazy. Does it get better? Me and my husband are about to lose it. I hate her blood sugar being how it is.
I'm not sure if you have taken your child to the GI specialist, but it wouldn't hurt. My daughter reacted to so many different foods as an infant and was on the very expensive version of formula from Similac. The GI specialist did a barium swallow and endoscopy to determine the cause of blood in her spitup. Her reflux has caused erosion in her esophagus and had to take Nexium (as an infant). They had only just started offering the infant dose. My daughter would also have spots of dryness on her skin, "red bumps" (as she called her, they were slightly itchy) and "icky burps." She is now 4 and we weined her off of the Nexium and modify her diet with very little acidic or greasy foods to reduce the reflux she experiences. I hope things with your infant improve! It can be very difficult to get the doctors to listen to you! Trust your inner "mommy" instinct!