Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
June 6, 2000
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Bryan, Texas, USA:
How is frequent urination and bed wetting related to diabetes as far as symptoms go? I have a 7 year old I am concerned about, and the word diabetes came up and I would greatly appreciate more information on how these can be related, if at all.
Frequent urination is often seen as a symptom of high blood sugar. This happens because the body is trying to lessen the blood sugar by signaling the person to drink more fluids and then urinate the excessive sugar away. If you are concerned about the possibility of diabetes in your child, I would suggest you discuss this with your child’s doctor. A blood sugar test can be done to see if it is above normal levels.
There are other causes of frequent urination and bed wetting, unrelated to blood sugar. Your doctor would be your best resource to help you determine what is going on.