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    Default Diabetes in children?

    What are symptoms of diabetes in children?

    My DS will be doing a urine test for it but just wondering what symptoms are etc?
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    Excessive thirst, irritability, excessive urination.

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    TYPE 1 DIABETES SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE:

    extreme thirst
    constant hunger
    sudden weight loss
    frequent urination
    blurred vision
    nausea
    vomiting
    extreme tiredness
    infections

    It's not something that is usually checked for via a urine test. The only way is a blood test, usually just a finger prick.

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    They tried the finger but didnt work & he would let them do It again & he sick & stressed as it is so thought it would be easier to do a urine test

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Cookies View Post
    They tried the finger but didnt work & he would'nt * let them do It again & he sick & stressed as it is so thought it would be easier to do a urine test
    Wouldn't

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    How old is he ? As far as I know you can check for glucose in the urine. Could they try emla patches to numb the area ?

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    My son has Type 1 diabetes. The GP tested his urine for glucose first up then it was confirmed with blood tests at the children's hospital. Excessive thirst and urination and increased appetite but loss of weight were his main symptoms. Good luck!

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    He is 4 that's what they are testing sorry in his urine is glucose

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    I'm pretty sure he'll need a blood test to confirm a diagnosis of diabetes. Did they try to test his bsl with a glucometer ? My df is a type 1 diabetic, although his was late onset.

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    I'm surprised the GP didn't do a urine test first. If it shows glucose in his urine then they could do the finger prick.

    My daughter was diagnosed a 3. She started with being lethargic, losing a lot of weight even though she was constantly hungry, mood swings and then finally the constant weeing and drinking water started. GP did a urine test then a finger prick and we were sent off to the hospital for everything else.


 

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