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What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

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Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Question: she is 3.4 years as of now, she developed some power in left eye.
thus we had doubt if she develop Type 2 diabetes, when checked today post lunch her sugar level was 155.
Her mother having type 2 diabetes since 5 years and taking insulin, even my wife's parents also diabetic.pls suggest is it sysmptom of type 2 diabetes.

What to do for chancy, as small children eat icecram, chocolates often even I gave her very less, don't know what i'll do, I'm too much afraid as wife taking insulin and if daughter will be of same category.
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need further evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question.
Noted your concern.

Yes refractory error may be due hyperglycemia but usually in that case blood sugar levels are quite high above 250.

Also Type 2 diabetes (which has familial predisposition) in this age group is relatively rare.

I may suggest to consult her Pediatrician or diabetologist.
She needs detailed physical examination including obesity screening, signs of insulin resistance.
Depending upon it following evaluation may be suggested -
- Fasting and Postprandial blood sugar levels or OGTT (Oreal Glucose Tolerance Test).
- HbA1c.

Hope this helps you,

Regards,
Dr Abhay Mali.
Diabetologist.
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What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

Brief Answer: Need further evaluation. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your question. Noted your concern. Yes refractory error may be due hyperglycemia but usually in that case blood sugar levels are quite high above 250. Also Type 2 diabetes (which has familial predisposition) in this age group is relatively rare. I may suggest to consult her Pediatrician or diabetologist. She needs detailed physical examination including obesity screening, signs of insulin resistance. Depending upon it following evaluation may be suggested - - Fasting and Postprandial blood sugar levels or OGTT (Oreal Glucose Tolerance Test). - HbA1c. Hope this helps you, Regards, Dr Abhay Mali. Diabetologist.