types of diabetes

grandme
By grandme Latest Reply 2010-08-13 01:01:12 -0500
Started 2010-08-12 13:46:33 -0500

I WAS TOLD MY 6 YEAR OLD HAS IT HER REACHES 190 TO 360 . BUT SHE HAS BEEN PUT ON ANYTHING YET . ANY SUGGESTIONS


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LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2010-08-13 01:01:12 -0500 Report

As Alan says, it is imperative to know if the diagnosis is Type 1 or 2. It is also imperative that your child is carefully monitored daily and appropriate medications prescribed. Her diet will need to be modified to a diabetic one, and her weight (exercise, etc.) will need to be stepped, more than likely. The doctor should have her in every 3 mos. for an A1c test, to see how she's doing. This is something you cannot afford to ignore or minimize. The good news is that new strides are being made and treatments are available that will allow her to be healthy and have a good life. Yes, it can be a nuisance - especially with young children - but your attitude and determination have a lot to do with it. She could have something much, much worse. Right now just have good dialogue with the doctor and have him/her set up counseling with a nutritionist. Don't frighten your child with a lot of medical talk and jargon. Try to handle it in a matter-of-fact way, just stressing overall health, etc. Try not to make her feel like she's strange or abnormal. Good luck. Keep us posted on how you all are doing.

alanbossman
alanbossman 2010-08-12 16:43:25 -0500 Report

Go back and see doctor about meds. Your son needs a meter and test strips to check his BS when he wakes up and 2hrs after every meal and before bed.
No white bread or white rice also potatos. And need to know what type diabetic he is T1 or T2.
Alan

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