Has anyones children been diagnosed with diabetes since parent was?

By maryka48 Latest Reply 2010-02-10 15:28:03 -0600
Started 2009-03-29 10:49:58 -0500

Just wondering is anyone has had their children diagnosed with diabetes after they were, my son has excessive thirst all of the time and this morning I just thought I would check his blood sugar after he got up it was 375 he had not even eaten breakfast yet, I know that is really high, I will continue to check it through out the day..that high number really concerns me alot…do I take him to the walkin and have it checked out?????? anyones input would be appreciated

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Blue Angel
Blue Angel 2010-02-10 15:28:03 -0600 Report

No, But I ask my children doctor every time I take them. My 8 yr. old is so skinny. I do the opposite and see if she has gain weight.LOL!!! So No thank GOD.

Splender 2009-04-08 00:12:09 -0500 Report

Thank you for letting us know about your son. As for the way he feels about having diabetes——remember how you felt when you were first told you had diabetes, maybe you will remember a few of the things you felt and you can tell your son. If he knows the way you felt he may be able to see that it isn't as bad as he thinks it will be. Can you let me know what the doctor said about the type of diabetes he has it wasn't too clear to me because you said the doctor was leaning towards type 1 but you didn't say for sure. Thank you very much for all your up dates. Take Care and have a good night.


lipsie 2009-04-03 19:23:44 -0500 Report

I am VERY glad to hear he's home, hope things work out. It's gotta be a hard adjustment I imagine. Thank goodness he's got a great mom…you all are in our prays…Ty n Sheila

roger 2009-04-03 15:25:05 -0500 Report

glad to see that you took the bull by the horns and took him in .bet you are to i wish you luck teaching him every thing you have learned about being a diabetic . as for parents and kids my dad had it first then i found out my half sister is also pre diabetic.also it is never too early to ask about the pump kids do very well on them

Sarguillo 2009-04-03 14:13:12 -0500 Report

Glad to hear your son is home. You are his rock, his foundation, his anchor. Dont loose it now. He is going to need you more than he realizes. How old is he? Get to know and start talking to other mothers of T1 children. They will be a fount of knowledge for you. They have been there, done that. cried and wiped the tears away, put up a good front and got the job done. It helps that you are already one of us. Its a weird club we are all in. Good luck, let us know if you need any guidence. I am sure there are some here who have expirenced any issuses that you will have questions about.

Sarguillo 2009-03-30 12:20:01 -0500 Report

Hopefully your child has been checked out. For me, it was the other way around. I was the first in my family to get diabetes. No one else in memory has had this. 3 years later, my mom was told that she is a T2 also. So I had the optertunity to sit with her and discuss this as it pertained to her. She calls all the time, and I know one of her questions to me will always be "How are your blood sugars today"? as I ask her the same.

maryka48 2009-03-30 21:53:02 -0500 Report

Just an update on my son, when we got to the walkin this morning he was at 521 they tested for ketones and he did have them in his blood, he was admitted to the hospital and they have been giving him 7units of insulin by IV every hourit has come down as far as 249 so far, when I left to come home and get some things they were going to give him a shot of insulin and leave the IV attached for 2 hours and if he was responding well to the shot would take out the IV, they did the test to find out if he is type 1 or 2 but didn't have the results back yet, but they are leaning towards type1 at this point, the doctor said they will be sending him home in a day or 2 with 2 different kind of insulin one long lasting and the other to take 15 minutes before meals, I will keep you all updated tommarrow when I know a little more, thanks for all your advice.

Mary Kay

rbergman 2009-03-30 21:58:10 -0500 Report

I am glad you got some answers, not the greatest news but I am really glad you got him in right away and didn't wait. You and your son will be in my thoughts and prayers, as a mother with a child with serious medical conditions I know your stress level is off the charts as well, so please remember to take care of yourself as well as your son.


LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-03-30 23:06:05 -0500 Report

Well, it's good you were on top of things and realized that his BS was not what it should be. Left untreated, he could have really become seriously ill. At least now they will be able to treat him and get him to a safer place. Did I miss how old he is? For the life of me I don't see his age. In any event, glad to know he's being cared for. Your experience and knowledge about diabetes will make his experience much easier, I'm sure.

Keep us updated. Get some rest, so that your health is not jeopardized.

maryka48 2009-03-31 05:08:44 -0500 Report

My son is 14 , I am on my way back to the hospital will keep you all updated when I know more, Thanks for all your advise it is really appreciated

Mary Kay

MeiMei 2009-03-31 10:51:52 -0500 Report

Wow!! Bless you and good luck. I have two daughters and so far they are healthy but there is a history of type 2 in my family, so they have to be careful. I keep having to tell my youngest daughter that the type 1 is due to auto-immune problems and nothing that I ate or did not eat.

maryka48 2009-03-31 21:54:32 -0500 Report

We are home, my son got released tonight, just a note he was not diabetic before this incident, the reason I checked his blood sugar on sunday was because he was so very very thirsty and I as a diabetic knew that was a sign of something,the dr told me it was very good that I was a diabetic and noticed this, my son isn't handling it all very well since he knows there will be things he can't have, he is doing fine with his shots and checking his blood sugar…I know it will take sometime to adjust but he will, I will update more tommarrow

Mary Kay

maryka48 2009-04-02 22:52:10 -0500 Report

Just an update on my son, per the dicharge orders I was to call the dr this morning and let him know how my sons sugars were, they were still in the 300's so they increased his insulin to 35 units at bedtime and the novalog at mealtime but increased that also from the base unit of 6 to 8units and then use the sliding scale for the extra according to what is blood sugars are…he had a major melt down the other night was very emotional and said how this would ruin his life, I reassured him it would not ruin his life but he needed to really watch what he was putting in his mouth because it would affect him…he is doing better today mood wise but his sugars are still on the high side, thanks for all your advice and prayers

Mary Kay

bigjrm45 2009-04-02 23:28:47 -0500 Report

glad to hear he is doing better,and also my life is alot better now that I am a T2,I eat better and it got me off my fat a—,so walking helped me lose some pounds and I do not have to take shots as often,so let him know it can get better. James

caspersmama 2009-03-30 11:49:09 -0500 Report

My daughter is 23 and is being watched for getting diabetes. She also has poly ovarain syndrome and is taking metformin for it and so she is doing better. When she is feeling bad I take her sugar to see and so far the numbers are staying where they should be. She is now more conscious of her food choices and is exercising more. So if she keeps doing this, I am hoping she will be stay non diabetic.

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2009-03-30 11:36:06 -0500 Report

Has he been diagnosed with Diabetes? If not please go have him checked..We know of noone in our family that has diabetes.4 years ago my son was dignosed with tpye 1, his symptoms was thristy, he urinated all the time, and he began to loose alot of weight, he hid these symptoms from us for a while, but no longer could because he felt so bad, when we got to the doctos his bs was 750. The doctor said that if we would have waited any longer he would have slept into a coma, that was the scariest day of our lives..He is fine now and on insulin…But he struggles daily with it…I pray that your son is okay, please let us know what you find out? Good Luck…


Splender 2009-03-29 21:08:38 -0500 Report

Well I guess I'll start when I was a teenager—-My mother was diagnosed with diabetes and I didn't know much about it then. After I got married I was more aware of what diabetes was and then I had my 7 children. Everything was going fine. Yes I always had a glucose tolerance test done every-time I was pregnant. The results were always good.When I was in my 40's the doctor started to caution me about the way I was eating and gaining weight. I felt that I was always on a diet!!!! I said to the doctor what more can I do? I just can't loose any weight. Whatever I lost I would gain back and then some. By 1989 I was in the Hospital for migraine headaches,when they told me that one of my blood tests didn't come back right. They took another one and when the results came back I was told I had Diabetes. I told the Doctor that I was expecting it because my mom and grandmom had it also. So far none of my children have it but none of them are in their 40's yet. I always remind my children to have them and their children checked for diabetes every year for this one reason.

Thanks for listening to my story.

lipsie 2009-03-29 20:49:27 -0500 Report

See, I lost my kids in 2003, I do speak to my daughter still, she's with her so called fathers' parents in Florida. A couple years ago she had a physical and they said something about her thyroid..but did not medicate her…I have hypothyroid myself, she is heavy set for her age, I do worry about her with getting Diabities as well. But her grandparents do not partically like me so I do not speak with them hardly, I have NO say in her life really. She WAS on medicine for mental issues, ADHD too when they got her but did not keep her one them, she hss issues concentrating and I KNOW she needs help/medicine for the ADHD and i KNOW she is depressed…coulld be from the seperation of me, her other brothers, etc…but I also have Bipolar, depression,Borderline Personality Disorder so I don't know. I just wish I had my baby here with me to take good care of her. I know I was not the best mom before but I am together now, so to speak…oh she is 14yrs old btw..lol Anyhow thanks for letting me vent, and I can relate w/ you Robin…I totally understand whatcha mean…good luck! Love Ya, Sheila

maryka48 2009-03-29 21:13:00 -0500 Report

Thanks everyone for your input on my son, I have been watching it all day day and it really hasn't changed much, the last time I checked it above where my meters numbers appear the word KETONE? appeared, I talked to my older son's girlfriend who is aa nurse she said I should take him in right away in the morning she feels he is diabetic becaused it really hasn't changed much today at all and the fact he is always so thirsty,he is feeling ok she made sure he wasn't feeling sick or anything else, my sonis more worried now that he is probaley diabetic, I will keep you all posted after I take him in the morning thanks for all the positive info..

May Kay

rbergman 2009-03-29 13:57:22 -0500 Report

I myself am T2 and our daughter was diagnosed in Feb as a diabetic, however, her case is different, she actually started with Hypothyroid Disease diagnosed in September 08, by November there were concerns of diabetes both by me and her Ped Endo's office but at that time we only needed to check her BGL. By February they said she was T2 leading to T1 or, Double Diabetic, she was put on oral medication. Then at the end of February she was diagnosed with Addison's Disease, all of these conditions are autoimmune diseases and because she has more than one it is called the cluster effect. Sometimes there is only 1 condition caused by this and other times more than 1 condition. At her most recent appointment this month she lost nearly 12 lbs in 6wks time by following a strict diet and taking her medications, however, her BGL's are rising, not drastically but not in her normal range, and so more tests have been ordered.
If Type 2 runs in the family all generations have a pre-disposition for getting the disease however onset usually doesn't occur until they become an adult. Although my daughter had the pre-disposition it was not the cause of her becoming diabetic in whole but it sure didn't help. On the other hand I have another child that would be considered overweight, is nearing adulthood and has had other serious medical conditions that has always tested negative for diabetes. Certainly if you have it, and other generations before you had it the pre-disposition is there for your children to get it but it doesn't mean they will. They also say that more and more children are becoming diabetic because of obesity and not eating properly with no pre-disposition present.
I am a 5th generation, and the youngest diagnosed at age 32, others were diagnosed in 50's, and 70's. I wasn't diagnosed until 8mo after our daughter was born.
As I said, our daughter's case is a bit different and is not directly tied to genetics, so I'm probably not the best person to answer your question as ours is a bit different.
I had several issues with doctors not listening to me when I explained my concerns, but I was very persistent and because of that fact my daughters conditions have all been diagnosed fairly early after onset. I too suggest you continue to check your child, keep a record of when you checked, if he ate or not, fluid intake, trips to the bathroom etc. If it continues for several days and no doctor will listen don't give up, be persistent that you want him tested. I would rather find that the tests are negative and perhaps just a virus of some sort has messed with his BGL's then to not have the tests done and find out later that yes, he is diabetic.
I would also like to point out that our daughter's first A1C test was normal, however as the disease had only begun there wasn't 3 months of data from her system available. A Glucose Tolerance Test can show diabetes if this is the case. Again, my daughters case isn't typical and therefore things are a bit different.


lipsie 2009-03-29 13:34:20 -0500 Report

I don't have children with diabeties at this time, you never know though cuz my daughter fits. Anyhow, I definately would call his on call doctor for advice OR just take him on in. He does need to get checked one way or another by the sounds of it, its VERY likely he has it as well. But you know the tricks and ways to deal with this right? Or at least a understanding rather. And you have all of us here for advice and support, please don't forget that okay? Good luck to you and your son. I wil be thinking of him. Love always, Sheila

2009-03-29 13:31:59 -0500 Report

I do not have children, but if this were my child, I would get him to his doctor as soon as possible so that he can have a check-up and blood work done. This is not something you can wait around and see if it goes away or take a chance on. Best of luck!

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-03-29 12:10:44 -0500 Report

There are people on here who have had that happen, and I'm sure they will respond. Briefly, I would have him in for bloodwork and a checkup with readings that high. Especially if he has not been seen recently. Diabetes is hereditary. There have been some previous discussions on that particular topic. You may want to search those out.

Remember that there are several reasons his BS could be that high, but that certainly is high and merits checking into. Especially since he does appear to have some symptoms.

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