Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 2' started by Ellen, Feb 25, 2011.
I believe my 9yo son has insulin resistance. His A1C was measured in March: 5.0 %. His BMI for age fluctuates between 96th and above 99th percentile, although he has always eaten a healthy, balanced diet and gotten lots of exercise. He has acanthosis nigricans. He is Haitian-American. His IGFBP-1 was measured in June and was 4.1 ng/mL (VERY low). I base my own opinion on the IGFBP-1, his BMI for age, and my observations. I found articles proposing the IGFBP-1 as a marker for insulin resistance. But his pediatrician will only say that he is headed toward insulin resistance and won't give him any metformin.
Bernstein's book says an A1C of 5.0% is not normal -- but everything else I've found says it is.
An A1C of 5% is not normal for a child with Type 1 diabetes...
this is the type 2 forum.
BMI is not the same as a childs percentile in growth.
see this. http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/usefultools/l/bl_bmi_calc.htm
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