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2 year old with DM signs/symptoms

Hello All:
I am a first time mother of a two year old.  I just have a question for anyone who will listen.  My son began acting "funny" when he was 22 months old moody fussy picky I thought it was just the terrible twos starting early.  I took him to the MD and he had a UTI.  It is very odd for a 22 month old boy to have a UTI The MD said "that is odd" and has basically refused to elaborate any further information about this to my husband and I.  I am a nurse and I am freaking out thinking that my little guy is a Type 1 diabetic.  He drinks all the time he can slug down 2-4 10 oz drink cups in an hour he pees all the time hasn't gained any weight but he eats okay for a kid his age.  Please let me know if this sounds like anything that you as parents of type 1 diabetics have noticed in your children.
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i am  a volunteer and the momof a type one diabetic,not a physican, but i would highly recommend that if your son has any of the following symptomsyou call your docotr immediatley and tell him/her that you want your son tested for type 1 diabetes.

Knowing the warning signs for type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) could save a child's life.

Warning signs of type 1 diabetes (these may occur suddenly):
Extreme thirst
Frequent urination
Sudden vision changes
Sugar in urine
Fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath
Increased appetite
Sudden weight loss
Drowsiness, lethargy
Heavy, labored breathing
Stupor, unconsciousness

If your child exhibits one or more of these symptoms, call a doctor immediately.

most of the time diabetes hits suddnely, rarely is it a slow onset.  if your odctor will not test for diabetes  go to the Er or find a new pediatrician.  you know your child best if you think something is wrong go with yiour gut.


i hope this hellps.  good luck =- let us know how things are going
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Thank you for the info.  I have made an appt. for my son to see his MD in the am.  I hope that they will have some answers to my questions.  While reviewing the s/sx I noticed that he had more than a few similar actions that have come to my attention in the past few weeks. Thanks again I will keep you posted.
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We just got back from the doctor.  My son's fasting blood sugar was 149.  They did a complete blood work up so hopefully they will have an answer for my family shortly.  Thanks again
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We are just waiting for the hemoglobin a1c and the antibody test to see if it is in fact type 1 DM.  Thank you for everything. It is so nice to know that there are encouraging people out there.
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One more thought -- if the diagnosis IS diabetes, then do contact  the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for support at www.jdrf.org
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If the results come back as borderline, you may just have to test him every few weeks or months so you can catch anything that develops. As a nurse, this would be easy for you to do if you get a glucometer and some test strips. We hope that this turns out to be nothing.
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I hope everything works out for you, I know it is hard when you hear your son/daughter might have Type 1. But, as parents we know we have to do whats best for our children. Keep us updated!
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