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November 8, 2004

Complications

Question from California, USA:

My niece is 16. Her stomach is very distended. She gets dehydrated often. Is this normal for someone with diabetes?

Answer:

It might be linked to Autonomic Neuropathy, even though it generally appears in adults and only as a consequence of a long history of poor metabolic control. Ask for a referral to as gastroenerologist.

MS