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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. ?

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. ?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Markedly Decreased Appetite (Definition)

Markedly decreased appetite (anorexia) is a symptom in which a person has little appetite (little desire to eat food). Anorexia nervosa, however, is a psychiatric disorder in which a "too skinny" person believes she is too fat, and has an abnormal fear of eating ...Read more


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1yr old boy. Temp 38degreesc. Decreased appetite, sleepy but plays. Had 12mth shots last wk. Worry? Wake at night if temp high?

1yr old boy. Temp 38degreesc. Decreased appetite, sleepy but plays. Had 12mth shots last wk. Worry? Wake at night if temp high?

Hard to tell: The temperature of 38c (100.4 f) is not really concerning, but i would pay attention to how he feels. If he seems to be less energetic, not eating well, or having trouble sleeping, he should be checked by the doctor. At his age, it can be difficult to tell if he is coming down with a virus, or ear infection or some other illness. ...Read more

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Is it normal for toddler to go through periods of little appetite? He's been fussy last few days and decreased appetite? Teething possible still?

Can be normal: It is very normal for kids to go thru periods when they don't eat much or to be very hungry, depending on if they are in an active growth stage. Appetites can vary. The last teeth erupt about 2 1/2 . Sometimes the molars come in easily and there is no signs of teething and sometimes there is a lot of pain. Each child is different. So check mouth when you are brushing the teeth for teething bump. ...Read more

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My 5 month old has decreased appetite and passes stools 3 times a day (the usual for her is 1). Stools are normal, not runny. Could it be teething?

Probably not: Teething symptoms are not usually related to appetite or bowel movements. If teething is the issue it may be the texture/feel of the food in the mouth that may keep your child from eating. Try food with different textures, flavors, or temperatures to see if appetite returns. If not then it could be something else and if she/he is not eating enough see the doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have a decreased appetite when I barely get enough sleep?

Why do I have a decreased appetite when I barely get enough sleep?

Stress: You may have anxiety or depression sx that cause you to have decrease appetite and not enough sleep.You need to see a doctor to help evaluate the problems. ...Read more

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I need to clarify ..lost 20-25lbs since October. No exercise. Decreased appetite but don't feel sick. Concern? Will see doc in few wks.

Definite need an: Evaluation. As that kind of weight loss out of the blue, without an effort, definitely necessitate an evaluation to make sure something more concerning is going on. There are all sorts of reasons for weight loss ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

Reduced appetite is a symptom in which a person has less appetite (less desire to eat) than he had previously. Many problems can cause decreased appetite, such as nausea, stomach acid reflux, anxiety, depression, trouble swallowing, chronic ...Read more


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