my daughter who is 8 bg runs 230_500 two hours after meals

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mholland29 posted on Sat, Jan 21 2012 9:12 AM

my middle daughter at age 5 started having high blood pressure. Then at age 6 she gained 20 lbs that year even on a low carb diet. she was tested for diabetes which were neg. so we gave up on her 8th birhday she had gained over 40 lbs for no known reason. when i was found out i was type two i checked her sugars one day and her fasten was 150. We had an appointment that day so i talked to doctor she told her to check it before meals and two hours after. after a week it was clear somethung was wrong. her number were  from 117_155 first thing in the morning, and 230_330 two hours even tooj her to tge hosoital. strange thing is her a1c was 5.9 and a week later 6.1 which is pre diabetic but dont match the numbers. i have read that being animic can give a false low. my question is what can make these high numbers but nit show uo on her a1c? She has had numbers as high as 571 where she can nit move wont get up and feeling sick. Any one whi can help i need it. thank you 

Also she is over weight has been since she was born. She is on a diet has been for a very long time not sure what to do...

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Simi_Papa replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 2:06 PM

I don't know what kind of doctor you have been going to, but your daughter looks like she is a diabetic from the number your are showing.  You need to see a diabetes specialist, usually an endocrinologist.  Here is a link that might help you find one in your area:

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Hi! My name is Kristen and I have been diabetic for 17 years. I was diagnosed when I was 7. This doesn't sound exactly like diabetes. It sounds a little more like 2 things. 

1. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: This creates a resistance to insulin. I am not sure on the age requirements for a diagnosis. Your daughter may be too young for this to even be possible. 

2. Insulin Auto-Immune Syndrome: This is a disease in which the body creates anti-bodies against insulin. However, the anti-bodies don't have the ability to destroy the insulin. They latch on for hours after eating, and your sugars can go pretty high. Then eventually the anti-bodies run out of energy and release the insulin. This can also cause low blood sugar on some instances. 

If they are so sure that she does not have diabetes, I would insist on testing her for both of these conditions. 

I hope that you find some help. I know how frustrating it can be when the doctors aren't listening. 

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Hi, I agree with the second post and I would also recommend that you make an appointment with a pediatric endocrinologist to discuss your concerns.  Your daughter's pediatrician should be able to help you with a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist in your area.  Good luck!


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Camilla replied on Sat, Feb 18 2012 6:31 PM

I think childrens diabetes need the expert help of the doctor. Generally speaking the diet of any diabetic should be low in carbohydrate. However, you need specialist advice because children need food to grow properly and develop well.

I personally think that a diet of protein and fats with low carb items is a good one. However, I am an adult with type 2 so cannot really advise. Please insist on good help for you child.

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Just wondering if you have had the chance to see a pediatric diabetes specialist? It is important to get laboratory measurements of the blood sugars. Your daughter's healthcare team may decide to perform a glucose tolerance test if questions remain about the diagnosis of diabetes. Also, it sounds like it would be good to see a dietitian with training in pediatrics and diabetes. Please let us know what you learn.

Debbie Butler, LICSW, CDE

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