I'm wondering if any diabetic moms have non-diabetic children that have problems with low blood sugar?
As a T1 I'm always paranoid that my son will also become diabetic. I'm always looking for symptoms and every once in awhile I can get him to test his sugar. It's always fine.
Recently, I'm thinking my son may have just the opposite problem. To summarize - he's having problems in school with inappriopriately crying, lack of concentration and he complains of headaches often. He's always been somewhat of a cry baby and we figured that he's a sensitive kid but he'd eventually out grow it but he's not. Subsequently, the kids are beginning to laugh at him and the teacher basically told us that we should proactively do something instead of just hoping he'd grow out of it.
So putting a lot of thought into his behavior and picking his brain a little. I'm starting to think that at least part of the problem may be that he's becoming hypoglycemia during the day. His peditrician told me it's rare for non-diabetic children to have a consistant problem with hypoglycemia but I'm not convinced. When my son was born his blood sugar was low (46) and continued to drop. He was put on a glucose IV and his sugar eventually stabilized. Low blood sugar is common in newborns of diabetic moms (although I was suprised that his sugar was so low since during labor (14 hours) they had a difficult time keeping my blood sugar up and I don't think it ever went higher than 65). Also, both my mother and sister tend to become hypoglcemic if they go too long without eating..
Anyway, I'm wondering if any diabetic moms have had similar problems with any of their children?