23 doctors weighed in:
Is it possible for a child to develop diabetes?
23 doctors weighed in

David Escobar
Family Medicine
15 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Absolutely. Type i diabetes usually has its onset in childhood, and we are seeing an increasing number of children developing type ii diabetes associated with obesity.

In brief: Yes
Absolutely. Type i diabetes usually has its onset in childhood, and we are seeing an increasing number of children developing type ii diabetes associated with obesity.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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2 comments
Dr. Jennie Law
Due to the rising obesity and diabetes, some children are actually even getting heart attacks and strokes- stuff we used to only see in older adults...
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Ask your doctor if your child's Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates normal weight, overweight or obese. An overweight or obese BMI increases the chance of developing diabetes. Fortunately, exercise and diet can reverse the trend.
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!
The signs of diabetes include an increase in the frequency of urinating, an increase in thirst and sometimes an increase in hunger as well.
If your child has these symptoms please see your pediatrician.

In brief: Yes!
The signs of diabetes include an increase in the frequency of urinating, an increase in thirst and sometimes an increase in hunger as well.
If your child has these symptoms please see your pediatrician.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Type 1 diabetes can present in any child.
One theory is that it has an infectious etiology. Type 2 can present in obese children and adults.

In brief: Yes
Type 1 diabetes can present in any child.
One theory is that it has an infectious etiology. Type 2 can present in obese children and adults.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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