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Pre-diabetes????

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by KarenLynn, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. KarenLynn

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    My kids were in a performance at our Church (5 shows this weekend) and since I need to be there for Grace (to test, give insulin, generally watch over) I escorted some girls to dinner between shows. Yesterday, I noticed that one girl ate an unusually large amount of food so I asked her if she always ate that way. she replied that she usually doesn't finish her meals. Today, same thing. Spoke to her mom who said, well, now that you mention it she has been eating a lot...I explained about Grace and offered to test her daughter. So, 3 hours after eating peanut butter and jelly (on white) and salad her BG was 124. Not too high, but higher than it should be??? I explained to her mom that perhaps it is nothing, but that it wouldn't hurt to follow up with the Dr., maybe just to monitor her. I truly hope I did not alarm her, but honestly my heart sank that it was not under 100. Were any of your kids tested before diagnosis like that? Would #s like that warrent concern?
     
  2. wilf

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    I'm not seeing anything that suggests symptoms of developing Type 1 diabetes. 124 may be a little high, but your meter has an accuracy of +/- 15% so who knows.. I'd leave it alone at this point, and read up a bit more about typical symptoms of developing Type 1 diabetes.
     
  3. Flutterby

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    a 124 isn't that bad.. my daughter has been in the 160s before in the middle of the night.. her dr, and Kaylee's endo are NOT concerned at this point.. they were running around, doing a show, the excitement and adrenalin could have easily made her BG go up a little higher..mom might want to keep a look out for other symptoms, excessive thrist and urination, tiredness, moodswings, weight loss with the hunger, not eating.. it could very well just be a growth spurt, my older daughter can put away A LOT of food, she eats constantly, but she is very tall for her age and 47lbs (she's almost 6 years old.. )

    I wouldn't worry to much at this point:)
     
  4. Momof4gr8kids

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    2 hours post meal above 200 would be bad.

    Fasting anything below 126, while maybe not perfect, is not diabetes dx.

    You also need to display diabetes symptoms. While eating a lot can be, there are many reasons kids do that. Most kids go on and off on how good of eaters they are during season changes, or growth spurts, and anything in between. It was a big busy weekend and that is probably why she was eating so much.

    Constant urination, and unquenchable thirst will be seen before weight loss, or the eating lots begins.

    I think it is totally normal to kind of be over sensitive to other kids displaying a sign that your child may have had at dx. However I think it is very important to do some research next time before making the offer to check a bg, that way you know. Also it would probably be a good idea to look for multiple, and more common symptoms.
    I hope you can call the other parent tomorrow and let her know that number is a normal after meal number so that she doesn't spend money and time getting this checked out.
    Take care, Jamie
     

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