Nichole went to her reg fam doctor to be re-tested for diabetes as she was having some pretty scarey symptoms. (going numb in fingers and face, horrible thirst, fainting...) Fam doctor said he doubted she is diabetic. (and he's said this like 20 times) Nichole told him about the other fam doctor she'd seen while welfare had messed up her insurance and that she'd had 3 fasting blood sugars that came back pretty darn high. (over 170) So fam doctor decided to test for both diabetes and hypthyroidism (because of easy child and fam history), thinking it was probably more the thyroid. Fam doctor didn't do a fasting blood sugar, instead did the blood test that actually TESTS for diabetes. Her results were thru the roof!!! So now he's doing the 4 hr glucose tolerance test. Although I am not getting the point of this??? Especially with the results of the other unless it's to see how she is going to react?? Ya know, I really like her fam doctor (same as easy child's fam doctor) but there are moments when I wanna get in his face and go HA! I TOLD YOU SO! I had no doubt what the test results would be. But I've had to live with a VERY moody Nichole because he'd told her she didn't have to do the diabetic diet because he didn't think she was diabetic. So she's been up and down and crashing and burning all over the place. Now I am wondering. Nichole has always had blood sugar issues. Up until her teen years it was low blood sugar. She was my Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. She had to eat throughout the day and I had to do my best to balance her carbs with protien. Sweets were rare. Teachers in grade school learned quickly that if Mr. Hyde showed up to feed her and she would go back to normal. We know how teens are with junk food, even if those foods aren't in the home. ( I rarely have junk food around) And the hs has almost nothing but junk food for the kids to eat, high carbs and fat. A child with low blood sugar almost always develops diabetes by their teens or early adulthood. (I didn't learn that fact until last year) So, with blood sugar resolving her mood issues as a child....... How can you sort out how much of her bipolar symptoms are actually blood sugar issues?? Because believe it or not, alot of the symptoms are similar. Is her bipolar diagnosis accurate? And how would we go about finding out? I haven't said a peep about this to her. She's good about taking her medications. And I don't want to mess that up if the BiPolar (BP) diagnosis is accurate. But I'm gonna tell you, I KNOW even on the medications when Nichole has had junky food vs what she should be eating. I don't even have to ask her. On the flip side, when Nichole was being careful to follow a dibetic type diet her moods were mellow and stable. She was pleasant to be around. So if this were your child, do you have any ideas on how this might be sorted out? Because if the BiPolar (BP) diagnosis isn't accurate I don't want her taking medications she doesn't need. UGH See why I haven't said anything to her. lol It makes me dizzy to try to sort it out.