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So diabetes runs in my boyfriends side of the family. We always keep an eye on our kids and i'm just wondering if i should worry....We tested our 5 year old before dinner when i was testing and he hadn't eaten since before 1. His blood was 124. is that high for a child that hasn't eaten? We always have problems getting him to eat..as a typical 5 year old and the "i don't like it" phase. He is so small and doesn't gain any weight. does anyone have any ideas?:(
 

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So diabetes runs in my boyfriends side of the family. We always keep an eye on our kids and i'm just wondering if i should worry....We tested our 5 year old before dinner when i was testing and he hadn't eaten since before 1. His blood was 124. is that high for a child that hasn't eaten? We always have problems getting him to eat..as a typical 5 year old and the "i don't like it" phase. He is so small and doesn't gain any weight. does anyone have any ideas?:(
Define what you mean by small. I was 12 years when I dot diagnosed and lost over 20 pounds and only weighed about 48 pounds when they checked me into the hospital. I think he will be fine it may be up a little cause he is hungry and his liver is giving him a boost. When you test him and it says 500 then you need to worry. And I know kids numbers bounce around more than adults.
 

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I've had similar concerns. My 5 year old is 77lbs...he was born 10lbs 15oz and has gained literally 10+lbs per year, which is insane. His 7 year old brother is only 47lbs. They both eat the same things too.

One day, when I first started testing regularly for this pregnancy, my boys wanted it done too. My 5 year old's number was in the 170s...but he had just eaten cookies (I'd been out and daddy was in charge LOL). I still think that was a bit high. So at his next dr's appointment I asked if they could check him for diabetes, and they did a fasting reading and it was perfectly normal. I didn't know at the time that he hadn't requested an A1C, otherwise I would have specified.

I still wonder. I talked to one of my good friends whose daughter has Type 1, was dx at age 3... and she said they want her numbers between 80-180.

I don't know if any of this helps. We're keeping a close eye on him - his thyroid and sugar and vitamin D levels (he was severely deficient at 18 months for no explainable reason). Hopefully we'll catch something before it becomes an issue.

But if you are worried, consult your pediatrician and have the tests done just to be on the safe side!
 

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good replies so far and like they all said, check with a doctor.....also is he being moody at times? tired?? weak for no reason? going to the bathroom alot? those were signs my parents said they noticed in me..... check me out, google "Life Of A Diabetic Chris Richardson" im the top link.
 

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I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 2 and am now 34. I don't know any different than injecting everyday and am glad of that. I have 3 children and have been told by my doctor that it is the woman that generally pass diabetes down. My wife does not have diabetes. I am the only person in my family that suffers from diabetes and have heard that it can be very random. I do firmly believe that there are so many worse things to suffer from than diabetes and if you are in control you can live a very normal life. Sorry, think I started rambling. Make sure blood tests are taken on clean hands. Sticky jam on fingers is not good!!!
 

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I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 2 and am now 34. I don't know any different than injecting everyday and am glad of that. I have 3 children and have been told by my doctor that it is the woman that generally pass diabetes down. My wife does not have diabetes. I am the only person in my family that suffers from diabetes and have heard that it can be very random. I do firmly believe that there are so many worse things to suffer from than diabetes and if you are in control you can live a very normal life. Sorry, think I started rambling. Make sure blood tests are taken on clean hands. Sticky jam on fingers is not good!!!
Hi simrich, you didn't ramble, so please don't apologize. I found your post to be interesting.

I'm such a BAD woman...my sugar is always high yet I keep on eating things I shouldn't. Thing is, I get no symptoms when it's high - only when it's low. I know I'm harming myself but can't seem to stop. Everything I like is bad for me. I hate being diabetic, but I agree with you that there are far worse things. Take care; I enjoyed your post.
 

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Have you joined the site for parents of diabetic children? It was especially created for parents. Here is the link:

children with DIABETES Online Community

I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. After 65 years of type 1, I am doing very well. With your love and care, your child can have a long, healthy life. Good luck to both of you!

Richard
 

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Type 1 diabetes can occur in people of all ages. Infants, young children, teens, adults, and even older people in their 80s and 90s. The pancreas can stop producing, and that causes type 1. That can happen due to many circumstances, at any age.
 

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Have you joined the site for parents of diabetic children? It was especially created for parents. Here is the link:

children with DIABETES Online Community

I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. After 65 years of type 1, I am doing very well. With your love and care, your child can have a long, healthy life. Good luck to both of you!

Richard
Does the "pump" automatically adjust to the insulin level you need throughout the day/night? Also, what criteria qualifies a diabetic for the pump? Thank you, Rosa
 

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Rosa, you have to know your body very well and program the pump so it will know what basal rates, insulin:carb ratios, and insulin sensitivities you want for various times of the day. Then it responds to your input. When things are not going well you need to change the programming accordingly. There is a lot of trial and error involved. People who use injections need to know all the same things, but I have much more stable control with a pump.

What qualifies you for a pump depends on your doctor, and insurance company. One doctor told me I already had good control, and did not approve my pumping. Another doctor told me that after 62 years of injections, I deserved the opportunity to see the conveniences offered by a pump. I had some testing done, including a c-peptide test, and Medicare turned me down. My secondary insurance provider approved, and I have been pumping for 4 and 1/2 years. I wish I had started pumping 20 years ago.
 

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Rosa, you have to know your body very well and program the pump so it will know what basal rates, insulin:carb ratios, and insulin sensitivities you want for various times of the day. Then it responds to your input. When things are not going well you need to change the programming accordingly. There is a lot of trial and error involved. People who use injections need to know all the same things, but I have much more stable control with a pump.

What qualifies you for a pump depends on your doctor, and insurance company. One doctor told me I already had good control, and did not approve my pumping. Another doctor told me that after 62 years of injections, I deserved the opportunity to see the conveniences offered by a pump. I had some testing done, including a c-peptide test, and Medicare turned me down. My secondary insurance provider approved, and I have been pumping for 4 and 1/2 years. I wish I had started pumping 20 years ago.
I'm not good at ratio stuff, any of that. You really know what you're doing and you're such an inspiration. I'm glad you got the pump for the convenience; I'm sure you've done more than enough injections and if this is working well for you, you deserve a break, just like that doctor said. My sugar was high tonight, only because I mistakenly injected a little more Novalog than I meant to so I ate some oatmeal to prevent low sugar. But overall I'm behaving much better regarding carbs. Well, it's nearly 4:00 a.m. so I think I ought to sleep. Oh, I want to add that I love reading your very helpful posts. Take care!
 

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Richard157 - Your input is very uplifting. To all: Sorry I haven't been here; still taking care of my husband. He's doing all right, but his recovery seems so slow. Also depressed, which isn't like him, but who wouldn't be after a heart attack? Thankfully it was a mild one, if any heart trouble can truly be "mild". He sleeps a lot, is this to be expected?

You're a wonderful group and I feel guilty for not being able to spend more time here, but eventually I will. Also, because I'm cooking so healthlily for HIM, my sugar is much better :)

Love to you all.
 

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Hello Rosa, thanks for the update. Your husband needs the sleep and rest while he recovers. I am pleased to hear that you are having better control of your diabetes. Good luck to both of you in the months ahead.
 

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Hello Rosa, thanks for the update. Your husband needs the sleep and rest while he recovers. I am pleased to hear that you are having better control of your diabetes. Good luck to both of you in the months ahead.
Thank you :) I just hope he DOES regain his strength. He's always been such a strong, self-sufficient man and I'm not used to seeing him like this. I think that's why he's depressed - because he can't be as active right now as he was.

I appreciate your well wishes.
 
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