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When is the best time to have a child tested for diabetes?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Whenever needed

Good reasons for testing for diabetes vary depending upon circumstances.
A child who seems to be eating a lot but losing weight, abnormally thirsty and urinating a lot, or with sudden blurred vision should be checked immediately. With risk factors for type 1 diabetes (family history, other autoimmune diseases) or type 2 diabetes (family history, obesity, dark skin patches) screening may be needed.

In brief: Whenever needed

Good reasons for testing for diabetes vary depending upon circumstances.
A child who seems to be eating a lot but losing weight, abnormally thirsty and urinating a lot, or with sudden blurred vision should be checked immediately. With risk factors for type 1 diabetes (family history, other autoimmune diseases) or type 2 diabetes (family history, obesity, dark skin patches) screening may be needed.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Whenever there are

Anytime there are symptoms suggestive of diabetis, like excessive drinking, eating, weight loss, urinating alot you need to check with your doctor about diabetis.

In brief: Whenever there are

Anytime there are symptoms suggestive of diabetis, like excessive drinking, eating, weight loss, urinating alot you need to check with your doctor about diabetis.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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