From Turners Station, Kentucky, USA:
My grandson, who has type 1 diabetes, suffers from painful bowel movements which he never had until he was diagnosed. He is a very poor eater now, whereas he was a good eater. Could this be because of his diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes in children does not directly cause bowel problems. However, he could be affected emotionally because of having diabetes, and this may be reflected in his poor eating habits.
One outside possibility is whether or not he has developed coeliac disease, a condition in which one develops a sensitivity to gluten in wheat. It is worth discussing this with your grandson's diabetes team.
Original posting 29 Jul 2002
Posted to Aches and Pains
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:36
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.