From Weston, Florida, USA:
My daughter has had constant, recurrent bladder infections. A friend told me that this could be a indication of diabetes. Is this true?
When a child has several episodes of bladder infection, he/she needs a urine culture to assure the correct antimicrobial therapy. The next thing to do is an echographic scan of the abdomen in order to exclude any renal abnormalities, which are often seen in children with several bladder infection episodes. A high blood sugar level could be linked to infection, but, first, you have to check for a blood sugar level and verify if it is above the normal value; you can check also for sugar in the urine. If these test results are negative, you can exclude diabetes and try to find another cause for the frequency of those bladder infection episodes.
Original posting 16 Mar 2004
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:56
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