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What kind of treatment should a child undergo for high blood sugar?

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Jai gurudev. My son XXXXXXX who is at 13 got high blood sugar(405 fasting and 477 PP HbA1c 12.6. ). We came to know this recently. what kind of further check to be proceeded for this. Is it because of age where due to any hormonal development this is suiting up. He is slim,33.5 kg weight doing 8th standard. Did appendix operation 4 years before after high stomach pain. He had bed wet regularly and used to go one or two times for urine during night times. some time used to mention about white formation on pennies top side. Would like suitable guidance considering his age. contact no 0000 - XXXX
Posted Mon, 23 Dec 2013 in Diabetes
Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit 36 minutes later
Brief Answer: Type 1 diabetes. Detailed Answer: Dear Me. XXXX, hi! sorry to hear about XXXXXXX he is suffering from type 1 diabetes. please do not waste time over anything and take him to endocrinologist at your place. he needs insulin urgently else he will land up with diabetic ketoacidosis and require hospitalization. i am based at jaipur if you think you can bring the child over to me. Regards! as of more tests , yes you would require some to rule out thyroid and celiac disease . but right now most important is controlling blood sugars. Thanks.
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Follow-up: What kind of treatment should a child undergo for high blood sugar? 23 hours later
Thanks mam. Consulted entocrinology doctor. y'day did urine test and found that Ketone is negative. Given blood for other tests as per his guidance. With the reports co nsulting again evening. Is it require to go for inzulin in this age? What are side effects? Is it require to go for life time or for short timeline? What about accupanture? Kindly guide.
Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit 31 minutes later
Brief Answer: Kudos for prompt action. Detailed Answer: Dear sir, you have done a great job. insulin is the only answer, no medicines work at this age. no acupuncture no Ayurveda no homeopath only insulin. usually insulin does not have any side effects. you need to learn insulin administration and blood glucose monitoring. it will be lifetime requirement of insulin. but medicine is rapidly evolving , may be we have different answer to Type 1 DM 5 years down the time line. Regards!
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