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Child having type1 diabetes. Had glucose, ketones in urine, blood in stool. Suggestions?

Hello. Back in June 2012,I took my vey lathargic 3yr old into the ER... He had then a bg of 308... We were admitted and told he s got type 1... He was administered insulin and responded to it. After the endo came to see us, he expressed that he wasn t sure my son actually had diabetes bc the a1c level was 4... He sent us home to monitor him... I did and for the most part, all levels were normal. In July, he spiked a fever of 104 and woke up with a bad bloody nose . They ll sugar levels were normal up until last Saturday, feb 9, 2013... He was lathargic again n slept late. His waking bc wasv42 and he had large amounts of glucose and ketones in his urine. I contd to monitor him throughout the day and he was all over the charts, lowest being 42 and highest being 261-after3hours of not eating! By 6pm, bg was in the 80s n urine was clear.... He s been normal since... Today, however, he s had large amounts of blood in his stool . We have an appt with the endo next week, just wanted another opinion... Thanks!
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Thank you for your query.

It is not unusual to have varying blood sugar levels in a Type I diabetic. Regular monitoring is very essential.

Blood in stool needs to be evaluated and investigated. Fresh blood is usually from the colon onwards and your son may require an endoscopic examination by your doctor. I would suggest that you fix up an appointment with your doctor for the needful to be done.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


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