daughter with diabetes

By lyndseysmom Latest Reply 2013-02-27 06:31:36 -0600
Started 2013-01-22 19:16:04 -0600

My 7yr old daughter was recently diagnosed with diabetes ..she has blood glucose levels of 200 or higher after eating 60 carbs or more.. we were told at her last visit that she may have type 1 or she may have a rare type…we go in for more blood work later this week…I'm just so confused cause i really want to know how to help her…she does well with bgl at an average of 160 if she stays below 60 carbs in a meal..i just don't know what to think anymore..

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Fefe12 2013-02-27 06:31:36 -0600 Report

I'm not sure if how you feed children is different. But watch what you are feeding her. 60 may be too many, I can only have 45 per meal. try that with 2 snacks per day with 1 serving of a protien and a carb in the afternoon and before bed.. Maybe fewer carbs at a time and more meals in the day. Watch the gycemic level of the foods shes eating and cut out all those carbs that aren't important. Make sure shes getting alot of vegetables to keep her full. Good luck

Ridgewalker 2013-01-24 13:03:23 -0600 Report

If she's type 1 then a pump is probably a good idea and learning glycemic loads of foods can be helpful for both type 1 and type 2. Not all carbs. are the same when it comes to how they effect blood sugar. If you need help feel free to contact me, I'm a Certified Nutritionist Consultant C.E.P. specializing in weight loss and diabetes.

ShellyLargent 2013-01-23 11:18:20 -0600 Report

If her blood work comes back and they diagnose it as Type 1, I would get the ball rolling on putting her on an insulin pump (if it were me and my child). For children with diabetes, pumps make managing it so much easier. There are a few different ones on the market. Many, many people on this site are "pumpers" and will be more than happy to give their personal experiences with being on a pump vs. multiple daily injections of insulin, myself included.

IronOre 2013-01-22 23:49:15 -0600 Report

I can understand being confused. It will take time (and probably lots of stress) , but eventually everything will fall into place.
My best advice is to make sure that the doctor that you are seieing is an Endocrinologist (and not just an Internist), and it really helps if they are associated with a diabetes clinic.
She probably has type 1 . . . I am not sure what "rare type" they could be referring to.
Where are you located ?

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