Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Augusta, Georgia, USA:

My father has diabetes type 2. I have an 11 month old and I had diabetes while pregnant. I had to take insulin. I have a 9 year old who weighs 100 pounds. I am concerned about her health. She always has sweaty hands and feet and her feet have a very strong odor. I am taking her to the doctor in 2 weeks to get checked. Do you know what tests she should have done? What causes the sweating and odor?


Being overweight is one of the strongest risk factors for type 2 diabetes when there is also a family history for diabetes. I advise you to do as much as you can to modify your daughter's eating habits towards weight reduction. Your doctor will evaluate whether just a blood sugar, or more tests like a GTT [glucose tolerance test] will be necessary (even though the GTT is seldom useful in youngsters).

Sweating has nothing to do with diabetes.


Original posting 22 Jul 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:12
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.