7 year old boy

amandaburns96
By amandaburns96 Latest Reply 2011-05-19 08:02:49 -0500
Started 2011-05-18 01:01:57 -0500

Please help me!!! My sons dad has diabetes in his family..he does not have it though..however my 7 year old son is adhd and on concerta once daily and on low dose has been on same medicine and dose 3&1/3 years now, however doctor won't up dose because he is really little looks malnuturist and weighs 43-47 lbs he gains a few or stays at same and is checked every month most time he lose weight..I really think he has type one diabetes he constantly eats and constantly every two minutes he thirsty and I've notice when he pees its like an adult keeps going I swear he urinates more than me, I understand adhd med can cause him not to eat and lose weight but I've told doctor 3 years now he eat and drink all time he is always on go being adhd but that's to be expected..but here's my question he had blood test done and it came back okay but doctor repeats it every 6 months why? If he's sure he doesn't have it why repeat the test?

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jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-05-19 08:02:49 -0500 Report

It might be instructive to get a glucometer and test your sons' Blood Glucose numbers ("BG#s") and post them in a log to take to Dr.

The Dr is just monitoring levels of the concerta to see if it may be causing side effects. I would wonder about the Dr if he ignored the test. Was Dr specifically testing for diabetes? What blood tests does Dr do?

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-05-18 05:20:00 -0500 Report

I'm not a doctor but I would think that a six month blood test would be standard for anyone on medications to check for glucose, cholesterol, kidney functions, etc. Your question is best addressed to the doctor on the reasons for the repeated tests. It is possible that the real answer is that the doctor enjoys the co-pays and you may be helping to sponsor his child's college fund. With the family history of diabetes on his Dad's side, it's probably a good thing to keep watch on changes in glucose levels to be on the safe side. I would also chat with the doctor on the weight issue to see if there's anything that can be done to pack on a few pounds/muscle. I was one of those children who looked like I could have posed for a child sponsorship program (only pennies a day) but look at me now … when I get off the scale, it seems to say "thank you" and I seem to be able to do zero to two hundred faster than a Porsche.

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