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If a child wets his bed frequently, would that be a sign of diabetes?

If a child wets his bed frequently, would that be a sign of diabetes?

Bedwetting: Lot of times the bed wetting is normal phenomenon of childhood development. Try to control the bed wetting by various other means. If diabetic then other signs will be present. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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What happens if a child wets his/her bed frequently, could that be a sign of diabetes?

What happens if a child wets his/her bed frequently, could that be a sign of diabetes?

Depends: Children can bed wet until their teens. Unless this is a new thing, it's perfectly normal. Bedwetting alarms can be helpful. There are medications you can use as well for an older child that is starting to get embarrassed.

Of course if it's a new thing, he's losing weight & drinking more, having daytime accidents, fever, painful urination etc, that is a sign of something concerning ...Read more

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My child drink a lot of liquids. Is this an early sign of diabetes?

My child drink a lot of liquids. Is this an early sign of diabetes?

Not necessarily: Children with juvenile diabetes usually are very thirsty, they pee constantly, are also extremely hungry and loose weight.
Over weight children tend to get "type 2 diabetes" what adults usually get. Every year younger children plagued by obesity are developing type 2, that may have similar symptoms that develop over time. ...Read more

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Is a chronic stomach ach in children be a sign of diabetes?

Is a chronic stomach ach in children be a sign of diabetes?

No: Lots of causes of chronic abdominal pain in kids. If a parent has migraine child can have abdominal migraine. Pediatrician or family doctor can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

In2014 208000under20: According to 2014 report there are 208000 American under the age of 20 who suffer from Diabetes ...Read more

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Signs of diabetes?

Varies: Signs of diabetes are: frequent urination, thirst, blurry vision, hunger, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, frequent infections, wounds that heal slowly, tingling in hands or feet, or you can have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Can diabetes affect children?

Can diabetes affect children?

Yes: Children get type 1 diabetes as well as type 2. We are seeing more type 2 diabetes due to obesity. It is fully reversible with weight loss, exercise and improved dietary habits. ...Read more

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How do children get diabetes.?

How do children get diabetes.?

See below: 1. Typical type 1- genetic disease where loss of bet-cells-loss of Insulin production triggered by unknown factors in environment-? Virus, environmental toxins

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Kids can get adult type diabetes if very obese, no exercise. ...Read more

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Is diabetes in children common?

Is diabetes in children common?

No: Type I (Juvenile Diabetes) affects a small, yet growing number of children in the United States. It is due to an autoimmune phenomenon where the pancreas ceases to produce insulin. Type II (adult onset) is becoming a growing concern among morbidly obese adolescents which leads insulin resistance. The body can not produce enough insulin to meet the demands. ...Read more

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What are some signs of diabetes?

What are some signs of diabetes?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue

if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early

and can check sugars before person gets these symtoms- to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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Are children tested for diabetes?

Are children tested for diabetes?

Infancy: The youngest child in my practice with new onset diabetes was about 8 months old. She had recurrent yeast diaper rash and had elevated sugar levels in her urine and blood. Any child can be tested for diabetes with a urinalysis and a blood sugar level, so technically a newborn can be tested for diabetes. Diabetes is very uncommon in young infants. ...Read more

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What is the first signs of diabetes?

What is the first signs of diabetes?

The classics: Hi. The classic symptoms are polydipsia (drinking a lot), polyuria (peeing a lot), and polyphagia (eating a lot). But diabetes symptoms in the undiagnosed can also include extreme fatigue, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, lack of mental acuity, infection, and others. ...Read more

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What are the usual signs of diabetes?

What are the usual signs of diabetes?

Several: Full blown illness will make you urinate excessively, excessively hungry and eating lots while still managing to lose weight very quickly, very thirsty all the time, frequent infections may also be an indirect symptom. ...Read more

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What are the usual signs of diabetes?

What are the usual signs of diabetes?

Multiple: For diabetes type 2 in adult, possible symptoms can be fatigue, increased urination, increased thirst, weight loss, urinary infections, blurred vision. Frequently diabetes is asymptomatic and it is most often diagnosed on screening. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs of diabetes?

Can you tell me the signs of diabetes?

Multiple: Weight gain, fatigue, frequent urination, thirst, dizziness. Some even notice a sweet smell from their urine. ...Read more

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How is diabetes in children diagnosed?

How is diabetes in children diagnosed?

Hungery, thristy.: Increased thirst and frequent urination.
Extreme hunger.
Weight loss.
Fatigue.
Irritability or unusual behavior.
Blurred vision.
Yeast infection in girls.
Those the tests done after that to confirm it.
Random blood sugar test.
Glycated hemoglobin (a1c) test.
Fasting blood sugar test.
Autoantibodies that are common in type 1 diabetes.
The presence of ketons in the urine. ...Read more

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What are sure signs of having diabetes?

What are sure signs of having diabetes?

Many: Test with FBS or aic or oral glucose tolerance. The following symptoms may be present thirst, polydipsia, polyphagia and frequent urinatiom and weight loss. ...Read more

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How can I lower my kids risk of diabetes?

How can I lower my kids risk of diabetes?

Exercise & good diet: Make sure your kids have a healthy diet, avoiding excess sugar and carbs. Limit consumption of juice, especially apple juice because of high sugar content which constitute empty calories. Do not let them get overweight. Encourage plenty of exercise and physical activity. Limit tv and video games in favor of sport. Check on their bmi if they seem to be gaining weight too fast. Limit junk food. ...Read more

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What does diabetes look like in children?

What does diabetes look like in children?

Usually Type 1: Though rates of type 2 dm are rising in this country, by far the most prevalent is type 1 in children, particularly pre-pubertal. Kids present with frequent, large volume urination, thirst, weight loss initially. Then they can start to vomit, get belly pain, and dehydrate. Insulin is the only treatment for type 1 diabetes in both kids and adults. Treatment is life-saving. ...Read more

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How can type one diabetes affect my kids?

How can type one diabetes affect my kids?

Diabetes: Usually not inherited, but teach kids prevention, diet, exercise, no cigs, no alcohol...less stress...mental healthy activities; teach them to recognize warning symptoms to get you to ER!! ...Read more

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What are the signs, symptoms of diabetes?

Several: Common signs of diabetes can include increase thirst, frequent urination, weight gain, fatigue, and poor wound healing. However, early on in the disease, symptoms may be absent or very mild and go unnoticed for some time. ...Read more

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What are the signs of diabetes for a teen?

What are the signs of diabetes for a teen?

Typically: Children eat like a horse drink like a fish and lose weight rapidly...Like 10 pounds in a week for type 1 diabetes.
Being overweight can lead to type 2 diabetes. A rash on the neck that looks like dirt and does not wash off is a precursor to type 2 diabetes.
If concerned see your doctor as it is easily determined by a blood test. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of having diabetes?

What are typical signs of having diabetes?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue

if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early

and can check sugars at home with home glucose monitors, before person get these symptoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of diabetes?

Could you tell me what are signs of diabetes?

Many: Some are classic but not all are classic. One typically begins to have the three "p's". Polyuria-excessive urination, polydipsia-excessive thirst and polyphagia-excessive hunger. Weight loss is then present due to the sugar in the blood and filtering of this concentrated sugar in the urine pulling water out of the body. One may itch, have vision changes, feel fatigued and many more. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of diabetes?

3 poly's: Polydipsia (excessive thirst), polyuria (excessive urination), and polyphagia (excessive hunger) are some of the classic signs of uncontrolled diabetes. You may also get dizziness, weakness, fatigue, weight loss, or blurred vision. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a child having diabetes?

What are the odds of a child having diabetes?

It depends: Depends on many factors. If diabetes runs in both the mothers side and the fathers side of the family, the child has a increased chance of developing diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of type I diabetes?

What are the warning signs of type I diabetes?

See below: Early signs and symptoms of diabetes include increased urination, increased thirst and weight changes. Diabetes can only be diagnosed by a physician though. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes in children?

What are the symptoms of diabetes in children?

Those most common: Increased thirst and urination.
Increased hunger.
Weight loss.
Fatigue
blurred vision.
Slow-healing sores or frequent infections.
Areas of darkened skin. ...Read more