my son

By naps69129 Latest Reply 2009-01-31 11:10:56 -0600
Started 2009-01-30 14:50:31 -0600

my son was said to have pre-diabetes sould i check his sugars every day his doctor did not so anything on this my husband tests his 4 times a day

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roger 2009-01-31 10:23:13 -0600 Report

age and size may have a lot to do with it but mu md has me on 60 carb per meal and 2 15 carb snacks per day but i allso am 272 lb and 5 ft 11in tall if i fallow that i do just fine

rbergman 2009-01-31 10:53:06 -0600 Report

Laura is 7yrs old and weighs 107lbs, most of the weight was gained prior to them diagnosing her with hypothyroidism, she was at 111lbs the day she was diagnosed, she had dropped down to 99 lbs with the aide of the thyroid pill but since Nov has gained the weight back to bring her to 107 now. She has been on the diet for 1 week and no weight loss has occurred in fact she gained another pound since Jan 22nd the day she was diagnosed with diabetes. I am so hoping the new Ped. Endo. we are going to see on the 6th can give us some answers.

roger 2009-01-31 11:10:56 -0600 Report

my endo and a pa at my md office who was on a pump were my biggest help and still are i also just started going to my lok hosp for diff classes on any thing from my feet to my pump look around you for all the lelp it is their and hear as well ask anyone any thing it is all out in the open for your taking

naps69129 2009-01-30 15:01:42 -0600 Report

thank you as i was not sure just what to do

rbergman 2009-01-30 15:09:00 -0600 Report

My daughter was diagnosed on Jan 22 with Type 2 Diabetes while at her visit. Then I was called 2 days ago and told it was not Type 2 it was pre-diabetes, this came because her A1C was normal at 5.3, however we were doing random checks, once maybe twice a week at most on her and she had readings over 200 several times, I found out from another doctor that they should have done a OGTT on her, we moved and feel the ball was dropped by previous caregiver, anyway, we have a new Ped Endo in this state now and she is actually going to see her next week and will have the OGTT done then, its Oral Glucose Tolerance Test, a 2 hr test. I was also told that and A1C can show normal when an OGTT shows more accurate, I wish you the best of luck. By the way, who said he has pre-diabetes with no tests ran at all? Kind of curious on that one. My opinion knowing what we are going through with our daughter is, do a fasting BG on your son, if the number seems high, do another one a few days later. Right now we were told to check our daughter fasting and 2 hrs after dinner meal and put her on a 20 carb a day diet, whether pre-diabetic or true diabetic at least its a start, we were also given a free meter for her of her own rather than me (who is type 2) sharing mine with her. Just some things for you to think about.

GabbyPA 2009-01-30 17:05:32 -0600 Report

I hope your 20 carbs a day diet is a typo. That is VERY low and not well balanced. It is usually 20 carbs + per meal...

rbergman 2009-01-30 21:32:13 -0600 Report

It is not a typo its 300g per day which equals 20 carb total and if you think that is low, just wait until after next Friday, I was told today it will probably be decreased to 10 per day will let you know more when I know more but thats the way it is now, it averages out to 80g per 3 meals and leaves 60g for snacks during school, after school and after dinner. keep in mind that 1 carb equals 15grams, thats how you get the 20 carbs per day at 300g of carbs, does that make more sense to you? I just learned all of this recently myself.

2009-01-30 22:42:35 -0600 Report

You are talking about the number of servings for carbs and Gabby was talking grams of carbs I think. For a child what you are saying is a reasonable amount if she is active. We usually talk in grams when we refer to carbs but we'll all learn either way. :)

Good luck with all this

rbergman 2009-01-31 07:55:09 -0600 Report

Ok then maybe I'm the confused one (happens a lot it seems lately) This is how it was explained to me. Count the number if carb grams a food has, say a potato, the pkg I have says serving size 1 potato, and that it is 26g, so of the 80g per meal she is allowed I subtract the 26g from the 80g too see how many more she can have for the meal. She is allowed a total of 300g per day. Each 15g is equal to 1 carb, so at 300g divided by 15g per carb it is a total of 20 carbs a day. Now, honestly, if I am doing this wrong someone please let me know we only just started this last week with her, and have an appt. with her new Ped. Endo. on the 6th to discuss this and other issues, and she is setting us up with a dietary specialist that day as well, I've never counted carbs before so if this isn't the right way how do I fix it, I know some of you have been doing this longer than me so all info is appreciated.

roger 2009-01-30 14:57:45 -0600 Report

have his A!C checked several times a year save him from the finger stick for as long as pos his dad can relate to that also try lowering carb in take some and or some activity after eating

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-30 14:54:07 -0600 Report

i also have pre-diabetes. my doctor told me to check once in the morning before eating, but in the last three months i've been checking from two to three times a day. that is because the numbers have been going up and down.