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What are their symptoms that make doctors suspect child with diabetes?

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Type 1 diabetes

Excessive thirst, frequent urination and unexplained weight loss are the classic triad of symptoms.
These may be precipitated by a systemic infection associated with fever or may occur in isolation and become progressively severe over days to weeks.

In brief: Type 1 diabetes

Excessive thirst, frequent urination and unexplained weight loss are the classic triad of symptoms.
These may be precipitated by a systemic infection associated with fever or may occur in isolation and become progressively severe over days to weeks.
Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieber
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Apetite/weight loss

Kids develop dm after an infection destroys their Insulin production.
Insulin is a carrier protein that transfers sugar from the blood to cells for energy, if there is no insulin, the blood sugar builds up & begins to draw water & sugar into the urine. The kid eats & pees like crazy but gets sick , looses 10 lb in a week & ends up in an er. Milder presentations can occur.

In brief: Apetite/weight loss

Kids develop dm after an infection destroys their Insulin production.
Insulin is a carrier protein that transfers sugar from the blood to cells for energy, if there is no insulin, the blood sugar builds up & begins to draw water & sugar into the urine. The kid eats & pees like crazy but gets sick , looses 10 lb in a week & ends up in an er. Milder presentations can occur.
Dr. James Ferguson
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