Originally Posted by amyjeans
where have I been?
We started Paleo Feb 14, 2009. Aside from the holiday crap food, we are doing suprisingly well. DH lost 50 lbs, I dropped about 45 and all because we had to cure my dd's diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Which we did.
This is the best diet-
meat salad meat salad meat salad...yum!
For one thing I am very confused as to why this pediatrician never referred you to a pediatric endocrinologist. Pediatric endocrinologists are certified in pediatrics and then complete years of additional training in endocrinology.
None of the lab results you describe are diagnostic for type 1 diabetes. In scenarios like what you described a pediatric endocrinologist would have to test the child for the presence of the antibodies that are linked to type 1 diabetes, and test endogenous insulin levels by testing c peptide levels.
These tests are not commonly required because a child presenting with type 1 is typically acutely ill with blood sugars in the 600 range and high levels of ketones in the urine and blood.
I would think that in doing all this research you would come across terms like pediatric endocrinologist, certified diabetes educator etc.
I guess you should be thankful your daughter was screened for hypothyroidism by a competent physician early in life; otherwise I hate to think how it would have impacted her cognitive development.
If this diet indeed cured her "type 1 diabetes", i.e. caused her pancreas to start producing insulin that it had previously ceased producing I would be optimistic that her thyroid would start producing T3 and T4 and she could come of thyroxin. After all both diseases are situations where an endocrine gland is not secreting a necessary hormone.