So my 16 year old brother started showing a few symptoms of diabetes a few weeks ago. (drinking all the time, being crankier than normal, sleeping ALL the time, and complaining about being nauseous) But I kinda just let it go and didn't say anything because my family claims I'm paranoid because I'll occasionally point out potential symptoms or check one of my siblings blood sugar (Im the oldest of 8 kids, only type 1 so far, dxd 2 years ago at 16) Anyways, so this morning at about 9 AM he complained again of feeling nauseous (he stayed home from school) so I went ahead and tested his fasting blood sugar (after washing his hands) and it was 132. An hour later, 30 mins after he drank some orange juice it was 157. So then, I was just curious, I had him check for ketones. They were moderate. So my mom made a doc appt. with our pediatrician. When they got there at 11:30 his blood sugar was down to 110, but he still had moderate ketones. Our doctor had no idea so she paged the endo at children's hospital and sent them home. So my mom made sure he drank a lot of water all day and two hours after he ate lunch she checked his blood sugar again and it was 190... The endo just called like an hour ago and said the ketones, high fasting blood sugar and high post-meal blood sugar is probably just caused by a virus and left it at that. What? Has anyone else heard that that could be a cause for ketones? Could this really be anything other than diabetes?? (His ketones are now small)
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I don't think his glucose is all that high. One could have ketones from eating a low carb diet.
He was actually admitted to Children's hospital in Dallas because his blood sugar spike to 449 that night. He was diagnosed yesterday with type 1. We caught it extremely early.
Nice work, Autumn. You may have saved your brother's life. He's lucky to have an older sister like you :o)
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It's good that you were so vigilant and caught it early.
Thanks! Im glad I was able to spare him of what I went through when I was diagnosed. I got really sick and didn't tell anybody until I was basically near death. Or at least that is what I was told..DKA is no fun. But he's handling everything really well so far. They actually let him leave the hospital last night.
Kudos to you for picking up on it so early! What a great resource you can be for each other. Sending positive thoughts your way!
< Kudos to you for picking up on it so early! What a great resource you can be for each other. Sending positive thoughts your way!>
Ditto. Great insight Autumn!
Strong work. I have type 1 and my daughter was diagnosed 5 years ago. I caught it early as well which avoided more than an ER visit. It's always interesting having more than one person in the family with type1 isn't it? Jewels shesugar.com
I diagnosed my son when he was 5.
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