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    Default Diabetes in a child

    Tell me about it please.

    Last night my son kept wanting to go to the toilet, he went 3 times before bed in the space of like 10 mins. When I think back, he's done this on and off the past few weeks. Then today has been similar, going to wee a lot.

    Anyway I thought perhaps he had a UTI so off to the doctor we go. I already had a tub so got him to pee in it before we got there and kept it in the fridge. DH took him to the GP and they did another urine test as she said there was sugar in his wee.

    So now she said she wants to test for diabetes.

    This year can **** off.

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    Default Diabetes in a child

    @SAgirl I'm sorry you're having such a tough year. My brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 3 years of age. Frequent urination combined with excessive thirst is one of the common early symptoms. Diabetes Australia and JDRF both have fantastic information that's well worth a look and more up to date than anything I could offer. When is the test?
    Last edited by BettyV; 27-11-2015 at 19:55.

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    Try not to jump to any conclusions until you get the blood test results. A few months ago I had a kidney stone and had sugar in my urine when tested at the hospital.

    I do not have diabetes. I don't know why they found sugar in my urine and as my bloods were normal nothing more was ever said about it, I don't believe the kidney stone had anything to do with it.

    It's hard but try and relax until you get further info.

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    Thank you.

    They said to have the blood test next week but the last time we went for bloods for something else, the nurses had NO idea what they were doing and he screamed and got extremely distressed. I am dreading it.

    I want to take him to the hospital to get it done so they can put that cream on him to numb it. I don't know what else to do 😢

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    You would be able to get the cream from your GP or ring the blood test place and ask if they can provide it for you before the test. You should be able to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    Thank you.

    They said to have the blood test next week but the last time we went for bloods for something else, the nurses had NO idea what they were doing and he screamed and got extremely distressed. I am dreading it.

    I want to take him to the hospital to get it done so they can put that cream on him to numb it. I don't know what else to do 😢
    If the hospital is an option then it might be worth pursuing. I know my local hospital has a pathology department which is open to non-hospital patients. How old is your ds? Is it worth trying to prepare him a bit the day of the test? Can you give him something else to focus on during the test? Eg "we'll just do this and then we can go do xx"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyV View Post
    If the hospital is an option then it might be worth pursuing. I know my local hospital has a pathology department which is open to non-hospital patients. How old is your ds? Is it worth trying to prepare him a bit the day of the test? Can you give him something else to focus on during the test? Eg "we'll just do this and then we can go do xx"
    He's 4.5 and we did mention he would need it done but I don't think it will go too well if it hurts him. He's very sensitive and does have tantrums

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    You can get Emla cream (the numbing cream) from the chemist. Our chemist gives us a tube of Emla and a dressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PomPoms View Post
    You can get Emla cream (the numbing cream) from the chemist. Our chemist gives us a tube of Emla and a dressing.
    I heard the cream is expensive? That's one of the reasons we wanted to go to the hospital for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Could try the patches?
    http://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/b...Emla-Patch-x-2

    As horrible as it sounds if it is diabetes, your son will unfortunately soon have to get very very very used to needles.
    Yeah I know 😢


 

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