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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 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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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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