I think this is a bit of a long shot and I'm not sure if I am being overly dramatic but has anyone come across toddlers with a mild sugar intolerance? My dd who is almost 3 is a different person to a year ago (I know that sounds weird) but she was always very energetic and happy with no health problems. The last 12 months she has gone steadily down hill suffering from frequent bouts of mild constipation (3 days with moderate straining) every time and now in the last 3 months or so she has had 3 very bad cases last 10 days with her now starting to with hold. All of these 3 times were after birthday parties/ easter celebrations. The only thing we are doing different was at 2 we allowed her baking, a very small amount of chocolate/ice cream (ie once a fortnight at the most) and some lollies at a birthday party - shes been to 2. She has baking 2 - 3 times a week, like a cookie or cupcake
She has a strict lacto ovo veg diet which is high in fibre and eats way less sugar than any of her friends but none of them seem to have the same problems. I don't think its wheat/gluten/dairy as she had that from 12 months with no probs and she had no problems with fruit that year either.
I prob wouldn't be too worried but the pain of her with holding is breaking my heart to watch. Is it possible to tolerate fruit and still have a sugar problem or should I look for something else? She doesn't drink nearly enough liquid but their is plenty of water in her food as recommended by her gp. I really don't want to put her through an extreme elimination diet if it's not a possibility.
Any thoughts would be welcome! btw although I wouldn't describe myself as an allergic person :-) I am allergic to penicillan and small boned fish, just in case theres a relationship I'm not aware of.