What are some symptoms of having childhood diabetes?

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.
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.