From Fontana, California, USA:
My husband has a family history of diabetes among almost all the men (I am assuming it's type 2). My son, since he was born, has always sweated profusely, has always been extremely thirsty, urinates very frequently, and drinks extreme amounts of liquids. About a year ago, he tested negative for diabetes. He is now five years old and has the same symptoms, however, we have noticed that he now has bags under his eyes (he gets enough sleep.). His cuts and sores take months to heal, or rather, take longer than "normal" to heal. Is it possible he might now have developed diabetes?
It is extremely unlikely, given that you have had him tested. When five year olds develop diabetes, they normally have a relatively short duration of symptoms before the diagnosis becomes very obvious by them becoming ill.
Original posting 16 Oct 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:14
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.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.