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Symptoms of juvenile diabetes mellitus ?

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My question is about my 7 year old daughter, up till 6 weeks ago she was very healthy happy little girl. She got a bout of the flue and a touch of bronchitus which was treated with antibiotics. she dropped 2 kilos during this time and was put down to her fever and slight dehidration. 6 weeks on she is still a very happy active little girl but she has dropped a total of 4 kilos during this time she now weighs 20.4 kilos and looks skelitol. She constantly wants to drink and goes to the toilet all the time, she has a very healthy appertite and I let her eat in between meals if she is hungry.Her skin has changed and is very dry no matter what i put on it. She is a bed wetter as well. We have a very happy home life on a farm, My dr is doing test but could you tell me what this could be Diabetes is one option that i have been told but could this be anything else or could this be normal?


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replied November 28th, 2007
Diabetes Answer A3324
Excessive thirst and drinking, urination and eating (polydipsia, polyuria and polyfagia) are the 3 main symptoms of diabetes mellitus. To confirm a diabetes diagnosis, you'll need to measure the glucose level in the blood and examine the urine. Weight loss is also typical for diabetes mellitus type-1. You can consult a pediatrician about your daughter’s condition and request the preliminary diagnostics.

Symptoms of juvenile diabetes mellitus ?


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