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A 37-year-old female asked:

My 2.5 year old, who is diabetic, has had a decreased appetite for the last couple weeks. her blood sugars are normal and she doesn't appear sick. ?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Normal: Toddlers go through spurts where they will eat more and eat less. Continue keeping a close eye on blood sugars, and urine ketones if necessary. If she starts to get sick or if blood sugars are low/high, or she develops ketones , contact her pediatric endocrinologist right away. Often parents know "that look" in their child when the child is still too young to verbalize feeling low.
Dr. C. michael Bowman
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Likely normal: Many normal children that age have quite variable appetites i would suggest that you keep a daily listing of all that she eats and drinks. After 1-2 weeks, talk to your doctor's nurse to see if they have any concern and whether they want you to bring her in to be seen.

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