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what are the symptoms of child with diabetes?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
3 poly's --: Polydipsia (drink a lot), polyuria (pee a lot), polyphagia (eat a lot). If advanced, confusion, rapid breathing, and coma are possible.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
And Weight Loss: Drink a lot, pee a lot, eat unbelivable quantities of food and eventually serious weight loss in relatively early stages. A pearl--if a child sleeps 8-10 hrs at night without peeing, diabetes very highly unlikely.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Drinking and peeing: Kids with type 1 diabetes will have to drink and pee a lot. This is especially noticeable when it happens overnight causing disrupted sleep. Some may start wetting the bed again. Many kids are also hungrier and lose weight before diagnosis.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics 28 years experience
rarely, some have abdominal pain,nausea,blurred vision and even chronic relapsing vaginal candidiasis in girls.
Mar 11, 2012
Dr. Julie O'Toole
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends on the type: Increased thirst and urination, even unintentional weight loss can be typical of type 1 diabetes, but type 2 can be more subtle. A positive family history is for t2dm is an important "symptom", acanthosis nigricans (dark discoloration of the skin in folds of neck or arm pits) can be seen, weight gain and --yes-- frequent urination and thirst. The diagnosis is made by lab studies--get them!

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