Insulin Resistance

By cmrucks Latest Reply 2010-05-13 16:58:51 -0500
Started 2010-04-19 15:31:41 -0500

I have a 15 year old son who was recently diagnosed with insulin resistance. What do I need to know in order to prevent any other diabetic conditions?
We will be seeing a Cardiovascular Risk reduction doc in May.

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Katie17 2010-05-13 16:58:51 -0500 Report

Ok, so I have a question reguarding bs, diabetes in general. I've been having low blood sugar problems for quite awhile, a few years now, and they've just gotten worse. I started seeing an endo last november or october, who diagonsed me w hypoglycemia. She put me on a low carb, high protein, no sugar unless w a meal diet. This worked for a little, but not really. Im still sick all the time, and I'm starting to think my blood sugar is getting high at times. Back in Feb, the nurse at school checked my bs literally 1 minute after I ate lunch and it was 119. I had only had breakfast at 6, and I didn't have lunch till 1. is 119 high? More recently, I've noticed that Im almost always feeling sick, but It's not always a low feeling. Sometimes I wake up w lows, and they are pretty bad, and other times I wake up, but it doesn't feel low. Im confused why I'm feeling this bad if Im following everything the doc says. Back in Nov my a1c was 4.9, which I guess is really low, but still acceptible. In feb it was 5.0 or 5.1. I've just recently started feeling different sick symptoms…At one time I had antibodies in my blood and the doc diagnosed me with hashimotos. As of 3 mts ago, my levels wern't bad enough to put me on meds but Im getting sicker, so I hope i can be put on some kinda meds to make me feel better. Im 17 btw.

Most recent symptoms:
tingling in feet
shaking, can't concentrate - when low
overall sick feeling - almost as if im drunk (although I've never drank - haha)
I have periods of hrs that I'll have a unquensible thirst, and ill be sick, but it doesn't feel low.
I don't have a meter, so I don't know what my levels are.

How does this make any sense?

Zimoss 2010-04-20 02:25:29 -0500 Report

tell him to start losing weight and start monitor his blood sugar regularly (if he has a meter..if not call the meter company of his choice— or insurance choice for strips— and ask for a free meter. You can also find several at wal-mart/ target/ walgreens that are low cost)

A few very simple ideas to start with… add 30 mins of daily exercise and change to diet soda instead of regular soda.

While it might not seem like a lot, little steps help .

good luck.

ston3xc 2010-04-19 18:14:39 -0500 Report

First, realize that you are not going to be a very popular person for awhile. He's a teenager, he will never grow old, he will never develop health problems, yeah, right. If he's overweight he needs to lose some, even 5 lbs helps. Limit trips to fast food joints, cut down on soft drinks, candy, ice cream, salty, fatty, snack foods, see, not a very popular person at all. Get informed keep on track. My son found out the hard way when they had to cut off half his foot at age 28. Tell him the consequences so he knows what's at stake. Information is key. Wishing you loads of good luck!

Harlen 2010-04-20 07:36:36 -0500 Report

Yep at 15 I was a hard case lol didnt like being toaled what to do all the time if I had diabetes then who knows where I would be now
I feel for you deepley I would try to get him to look it up on the net so he can see your not the bad mom/dad.You have a hard road and I wish you luck
Best wishes

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