Seeking experience for my son

By Momof#35 Latest Reply 2017-06-18 10:45:17 -0500
Started 2017-06-14 12:52:17 -0500

Hello all, first time posting on a diabetes forum. My husband is a type 1, diagnosed 17 years ago, wears an insulin pump for 10 years now. He recently became concerned that our oldest son, turned 11 in April, has been exhibiting symptoms of diabetes so he would periodically test him in the morning (fasting) and before/after meals. We got some erratic results ranging from a fasting 25 to 168 2 hours after a meal aND days of total normals 100-115. I mentioned it in passing at my youngest Dr's appointment yesterday and they immediately got a glucose on him and tested his urine. His bg was 148 and he had glucose in his urine. They sent us home with a lab script. Fast forward about 90 minutes and the pediatrician calls me back to say they set up an appointment with a Pediatric Endo for this morning. The endo had us do state blood work 2 hours before the appointment and my son was fasting. At the appointment they said his A1C was 5.4 and bg was 116. The endo said because of his inconsistent readings at home and glucose in urine yesterday more testing was warranted. He has him scheduled for a glucose tolerance test and what ever the tests are called that test antibodies and beta cells. I guess my question is has anyone experienced a situation like this and what was the outcome? Is it possible it is just really early onset of diabetes and we only caught it because of my husband being diabetic himself? I'm open to any advice. Thank you!

3 replies

GabbyPA 2017-06-18 10:45:17 -0500 Report

Way better to err on the side of caution and get those tests done. It will also help to determine if it's type 1 or 2. He is fortunate that you are aware of the symptoms and took him in. While no one wishes this on him, it's better to address it early. It can be a great bonding with your husband as well.

WASHED OUT 2017-06-17 08:49:54 -0500 Report

The test for c-peptide is a marker that shows the amount of insulin production and the test antibodies checks for a attack by the body on the pancreas beta cells. If this test is positive then he may be at the beginning stages of type 1 which is genetically passed.

Type1Lou 2017-06-16 08:33:58 -0500 Report

Continue with the testing recommended by the doctors. It's possible that your son is in the early stages of Type 1 and there are some studies that, if caught early enough, they may be able to prevent the total destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells in his pancreas. No doubt in my mind that because your husband was alert to the symptoms that this was dealt with earlier than might otherwise have occurred.