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From Indio, California, USA:

I have a six year old son who is chronically sick. He is always thirsty, urinates a lot, complains of being tired and that his legs ache. I cannot get his pediatrician to check his blood sugar levels. They continue to tell me that because he is a little chunky, he is not at risk for diabetes. Should I push for the testing?


Yes, you should clearly explain your concerns to your pediatrician. The testing for diabetes is relatively simple and, likely, should be done.


Original posting 11 Nov 2004
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms and Other


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