Being overweight is only one of the causes of Type 2 diabetes. It definately increases your risk. I am sorry my knowledge of juvenille diabetes is quite limited.
However, I just wondered, has your daughter recently lost weight. Losing weight can also be a sign of diabetes.
Glad to hear you took her to the doctor. If I were you, I would always make sure I kept a candy, preferably a glucose tablet, with you at all times. If she exercises a lot, it is possible her blood sugar could drop suddenly under certain conditions.
Also please let the school know that this is a possible concern and is under investigation.
It would be best if your doctor did a 3 hour glucose tolerance test.
I am not a doctor, but I am a type one insulin dependent diabetic. I am also a teacher and it is really important for the schools to know this information, so they can act quickly if need be.
Best of luck to you and your daughter.
Post Edited (effie) : 7/7/2005 5:42:08 AM (GMT-6)