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Hi guys,
Well I have a friend and her daughter is 2 years old and has type 1. Im worry because the baby's bs stay around 600 and she's not really worried about it and it also sounds like the dr isnt either... Baby has symptoms of excessive thirst and constant urination poor thing stays wet... I was shocked to hear that the dr told her it would be dangerous to bring her bs down quickly is that true? the poor baby has never had a bs under 200 im really worried that shes getting bad health care.
 

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I think I would certainly obtain more than just one doctor's opinion. I'm not that educated where Type 1 is concerned, but seems to me that no matter what age those bg's need to be controlled. I would advise the Mom to find a Pediatric Endocrinologist (if such things exist) or at least a specialist for the baby. I would not allow my child to experience such horrendous complications. That is not normal. Tell your friend to do as much research as possible regarding juvenile diabetes, Type 1, whatever and get that child to a doctor who can help. She needs to be on insulin because Type 1's do not create insulin at all. It's such a shame that such doctor's exist in this world. Makes you wonder what the heck are they teaching them in college, med school, etc.
 

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Yes I know the sad part is that she is on insulin but im not sure if thats enough and i doesnt help when the babys diet consists of mcdonalds and anything else she wants I dont think her mom has any idea of the damage this poor baby is going through
 

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Yes I know the sad part is that she is on insulin but im not sure if thats enough and i doesnt help when the babys diet consists of mcdonalds and anything else she wants I dont think her mom has any idea of the damage this poor baby is going through
Why don't you hook that Mom up with this website so she can gain more knowledge. McDonald's is going to be the downfall of Americans I swear! Happy Meals are not an alternative to a healthy diet! That Mom needs to be educated on healthy eating for her baby. What is wrong with people today? Do they really not think eating that stuff will harm you? Ick
 

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I know it sure is bad. Im glad my mom didnt feed me that stuff growing up... As for the mom Im trying to get her to join but no luck thus far I'm not sure what her problem is may be denial who knows
 

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She needs to see a pediatric endocrinologist - yes they do exist. Ignoring such high blood sugar is neglect - she should be in the ER with blood sugar sin the 600s.

If nothing is done by the mother soon, I honestly would consider calling child & family services. This child's life is in danger. The mother needs to be educated on how to care for her daughter and how dangerous these high blood sugars are. As cruel as it may be to call CFS on her, in my opinion, this child's life is worth it.
 
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And I understand the mother is going by what the doctor says... but not all doctors are good ones.

This baby could have a stroke, seizure, go into a coma, or die. That's how serious this is.

If you could just get her to take her daughter to the ER, I'm sure she would find out how dangerous this is in a matter of minutes.
 

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I totally agree with wdmama! Even if this Mom is in denial, she better get over it quickly if she loves that baby and get the help that is needed. That baby might need to be on a pump since she is Type 1 with out of control numbers. She is putting her child at extreme risk of horrible bad things happening, the worst which would be death. Make her understand that please.
 

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I cannot believe a doctor would tell a parent that those bgs are good. I wonder if that is what the mom wants to hear. Although we don't know where damage starts it is thought to be around 140. But definitely anything over 250 is way too high. It sounds like they may have the baby on the wrong type of insulin or the wrong dose. Eating junk food doesn't help either. I have seen stories about babies as young as 6 months being put on insulin pumps to give them much better control . Maybe the mom could talk to her endo about that or at least switching types of insulin. They do have diabetic support groups for parents of type 1 children. Encourage her to find one.
 
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