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I have 2 young children one of whom i am concerned is showing symptoms of diabetes. I have had her checked but the results came back fine. I am not convinced. I am wondering if perhaps she has insulin resistance/ prediabetes. Also my 16 year old niece's blood sugar skyrockets off the meter when she eats and then drops back to normal within 2 hours. The doctors also insist that she is not diabetic.
 

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I have 2 young children one of whom i am concerned is showing symptoms of diabetes. I have had her checked but the results came back fine. I am not convinced. I am wondering if perhaps she has insulin resistance/ prediabetes. Also my 16 year old niece's blood sugar skyrockets off the meter when she eats and then drops back to normal within 2 hours. The doctors also insist that she is not diabetic.
I was diagnosed at age 16. I also have a very strong family history of type 2 diabetes. Mine started out that way. I would spike very high...then go very low until finally I was just high all the time. Considering family history it would bear continued monitoring I would think. I am guessing they are saying she is not diabetic because she returns to normal within 2 hours (as you should). Wouldnt hurt to keep an eye on it though :)
 

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I was diagnosed at age 16. I also have a very strong family history of type 2 diabetes. Mine started out that way. I would spike very high...then go very low until finally I was just high all the time. Considering family history it would bear continued monitoring I would think. I am guessing they are saying she is not diabetic because she returns to normal within 2 hours (as you should). Wouldnt hurt to keep an eye on it though :)
Thanks. We will keep an eye on it. I just wish the doctors would listen to us so that maybe they could treat her proactively instead of just waiting for her to become full blown diabetic. I feel that maybe they could prevent it, or at least delay it if they did.
 

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I have 2 young children one of whom i am concerned is showing symptoms of diabetes. I have had her checked but the results came back fine. I am not convinced. I am wondering if perhaps she has insulin resistance/ prediabetes. Also my 16 year old niece's blood sugar skyrockets off the meter when she eats and then drops back to normal within 2 hours. The doctors also insist that she is not diabetic.
What you are seeing with the blood sugar numbers is common with someone in the beginning stages of developing diabetes. The postmeal numbers will go high first and then go back down. Diabetes will not show up in the fasting numbers till much later. Keep occasional track of post meal and her fasting numbers. Keep a diary of symptoms and then ask for a second opinion.
 

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What you are seeing with the blood sugar numbers is common with someone in the beginning stages of developing diabetes. The postmeal numbers will go high first and then go back down. Diabetes will not show up in the fasting numbers till much later. Keep occasional track of post meal and her fasting numbers. Keep a diary of symptoms and then ask for a second opinion.
Thank you, that is what I suspected.
 

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See.. its simply not all the case of pre-diabetic, as you have already consulted the doctor. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. When people are insulin resistant, their muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin.
 

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If you feel that doctors would listen to us so that maybe they could treat her proactively instead of just waiting for her to become full blown diabetic then concern any other specialist because precautions are always better than cure
 

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If you feel that doctors would listen to us so that maybe they could treat her proactively instead of just waiting for her to become full blown diabetic then concern any other specialist because precautions are always better than cure
Most doctors only go by the test results that they themselves order. If you haven't already, you could run before meal and post meal testing to show that Blood Sugar is rising and then returning to normal. I suspect that is what is happening. Also you could ask for an OGTT. While the ADA says one has diabetes at the 2 hour mark if the BG is 200 or greater, the American Association of Endocrinologists says one has diabetes if one's blood sugar goes past 200 at anytime during the 2 hour period. If the doctor is only relying on the fasting number or on the A1C number then it will be a long time before a diagnosis of diabetes or even prediabetes will appear. I do commend you for your desire to be proactive and am glad you found this forum. Wishing you the very best. (((HUGS)))
 

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If you feel that doctors would listen to us so that maybe they could treat her proactively instead of just waiting for her to become full blown diabetic then concer any other specialist because precautions are always better than cure.

Hi Sam,
I believe this thread is 16 months old !!!
 
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