Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Wausau, Wisconsin, USA:

What are the typical signs of diabetes to watch for in a child younger than three years old?


Signs, short of overt acidosis, that suggest diabetes in the very young do include excessive thirst and urination but also failure to gain weight. They may also reflect the signs of what is precipitating insulin dependence, e.g., an infection. However, diagnosis usually depends on very simple tests for urine sugar and an elevated fasting blood sugar.


Original posting 27 Jul 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:12
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.