3 yr old might have diabeties...HELP!!!!

Avelina - posted on 06/14/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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So I just came home from the Dr. office b/c my son had some crazy high temps yesterday, they kept going up & down, so my fiance & I took him to see the dr. They did a urine test (1st one ever) & noticed that the levels were off which made them do a random gluclose test. The number was 165. All my son had this morning was apple juice, pedialyte & orange soda (at the dr.) so he could pee in the cup. I don't know what to do. Can anyone help me figure out the next step. I'm thinking about buying an at home test...really I'm freaking out. I've never had to deal with something like this, it makes me nervous. I really need another mom to let me know something.

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Yvette - posted on 09/08/2010

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It is all about diet. Doctors make money off drugs but I can see from what you typed that he had his fill of sugar (for the entire day) before he got to the doctors office. Apple juice while natural usually contains between 12 and 18 grams of sugar. Pedialyte and Soda contain between 12 and 20 grams of sugar per serving 6 to 8 oz. You can check lables and start buying more organic items that have less grams of sugar and this will help alot. You can Google this same information and web sites like WebMD will tell you that on a daily basis a child under the age of three should have no more than 3 teaspoon of sugar A DAY! That is 26 grams. In just drinks alone that morning he probably had more like 46 to 48 grams of sugar and that did not include snacks like cookies and candy or little bits of sugar that many kids eat all day long! I have an issue with my son being allergic to corn and corn products which developed recently and the doctor thinks it will be something he grows out of. I had to drasticly change his diet from processed foods to organic just to get rid of the high fruictose corn syrup that is in everything from McDonald's hamburgers and nuggets to bread from the grocery store! After changing his diet though he is much more attentive and focused and not so jumpy all the time. I always gave him lots of water because of where we live and he has never had a soda simply because of the amount of sugar! I have had to watch family members go through things with diabeties and kidney failure and it is heart breaking but they are addicted to food and bad habits. It is hard because my son is not a big fan of veggies but I find a way to get them in there more than other things lots of fresh fruit and veggies can replace many of the things that are currently consumed that have high sugar counts! Start now so that when he is older the good habits are in place. Replace cookies with fresh fruit or veggie snacks. Make peanut butter dip and yogurt dip with honey instead of sugar. Limit how much candy he gets a week so that it really is a treat or reward maybe once or twice a week. Dump the house...this is the most important one. Get rid of the temptations make them no more and he will be left with the good stuff! Hope this helps and good luck.

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