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Type 1 Diabetes In Children

Print Diagnosis There are several blood tests for type 1 diabetes in children: Random blood sugar test. This is the primary screening test for type 1 diabetes. A blood sample is taken at a random time. Regardless of when your child last ate, a random blood sugar level of 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 11.1 millimoles per liter (mmol/L), or higher suggests diabetes. Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test. This test indicates your child's average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. Specifically, the test measures the percentage of blood sugar attached to the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells (hemoglobin). An A1C level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates diabetes. Fasting blood sugar test. A blood sample is taken after your child fasts overnight. A fasting blood sugar level of 126 mg/dL (7.0 mmol/L) or higher indicates type 1 diabetes. Additional tests Your doctor will likely recommend additional tests to confirm the type of diabetes that your child has. It's important to distinguish between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes because treatment strategies differ. These additional tests include: Blood tests to check for antibodies that ar Continue reading >>

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  1. txstara14

    Im new here :) For you ladies out there using metformin quick question?. I just started taking it (500mg 1 x day) ive been reading about all of the nasty side effects from taking it. I dont know how soon this side effects suppose to come, im only takin it for 2 days i dont know if im one of the lucky one or its too soon to get the side effects or it a sign that it doesnt work on me. From experience what you guys think?

  2. NireKS

    I started right off the bat with 500mg 2x daily, and have absolutely no side effects. Actually its kind of made me worry that its not working for me. But I'm glad I'm not the only odd ball with no side effects. as a matter of fact, I had the "side effects" before I even started taking Metformin, and I always felt crummy. But now that I'm taking it I actually feel a lot better. :]

  3. KeysHatePcos

    I am wondering the same, I am currently on Metformin 1500mg and I have no side effects at all, I have been taking metformin for a few months now, my cycles have come reglar (every 32 days) but so far no pregnancy.

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