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What are some symptoms of having childhood diabetes?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Classic Symptoms

Urinating and drinking water excesively, weight loss, despite adequate or excessive eating, lack or diminished energy all happening within 2 to 3 weeks.
The younger the child the faster the symptoms come. A priorly toilet trained child might start having accidents in bed and a toddler might make so much urine that it might spill from the diapper.

In brief: Classic Symptoms

Urinating and drinking water excesively, weight loss, despite adequate or excessive eating, lack or diminished energy all happening within 2 to 3 weeks.
The younger the child the faster the symptoms come. A priorly toilet trained child might start having accidents in bed and a toddler might make so much urine that it might spill from the diapper.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Crescendo

Almost always type 1, symptoms will include: increased thirst and urination.
Also at night where bed wetting accidents can happen. If not caught soon enough, ketones are made to provide alternate fuel to brain & heart, causing fruity smell on breath. With this acid buildup nausea, dehydration, abdominal pain, maybe change in mental status as part of diabetic ketoacidosis, a medical emergency.

In brief: Crescendo

Almost always type 1, symptoms will include: increased thirst and urination.
Also at night where bed wetting accidents can happen. If not caught soon enough, ketones are made to provide alternate fuel to brain & heart, causing fruity smell on breath. With this acid buildup nausea, dehydration, abdominal pain, maybe change in mental status as part of diabetic ketoacidosis, a medical emergency.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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