type 1

By ellenl Latest Reply 2009-10-05 15:42:32 -0500
Started 2009-09-24 03:27:04 -0500

hey every one i have a question as u know i am type 2 but my daughter i think might be a type 1 i dont know if thats possible .but i am gona tell you why i think this becuse i took her blood 4 times today and it wint from 81 to 73 to 62 within and hour and a half and she has some of the simptoms like peeing a lot and always thirsty blurry vision .i guess my question is is it possible for my daughter to have type1 diabetes

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kdroberts 2009-09-24 07:39:38 -0500 Report

Not with numbers like that. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the pancreas and kill the part that produces insulin. A lot of type 1's are diagnosed in the hospital when they are very sick and most are diagnosed with very high blood sugar, 400, 500, 600, 700+ type of deal. The numbers you post are typical for somebody without diabetes. Without some real testing there is no way to know for sure but I would say it's very unlikely that she has diabetes at all.

Troy's Mom
Troy's Mom 2009-09-24 04:37:37 -0500 Report

That is interesting. Did you test her after she ate? I would be more worried if her blood sugar was high. When Troy was diagnoised he was 609. I wouldn't know why her numbers are so low unless it was because she was tested before eating or after excercise or high activity. I would try checking her after she eats. It must be scary for you. My husbands side of the family is plauged with type 2 diabetes. His Dad, brother, both grandmas on both sides of his family, several aunts,are type 2 and his sister is type 1 diabetic as is Troy. It is unbelievable. So yes she could get type one too but being that her numbers are low might be a sign to another problem. I mean that is scary for her numbers to be that low all day. Very curious. She should be in a range of 80-180. Something like that. I would test her again tomorrow. I hope she is O.K. I'll check back tomoorow. I am curious let us know if she is o.k please. So scary when it is your baby.
Troy's Mom

ellenl 2009-10-05 15:41:41 -0500 Report

thank you for your reply but she wont go to the doctors and shes 19 shes my 3 oldest child shes hardheadet but anyways she aint here no more she moved back to florida but thank you

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