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Our grandson, 5 years old and in kindergarten, has been staying with us for the past week and a half while his mother is out of town. About a week before she left, he began urinating several times within a short period of time. She had him checked before she left and the doctor said he didn't have an infection. While staying with us, he has continued to urinate frequently and drink a lot of fluids.

Someone suggested to us that this might be a sign of diabetes. Or, it was also suggested to us that it might be a sign of nervousness because of the absence of his mother. His father was also out of town for a few days. He doesn't want to attend his karate classes until his mother gets back. He will go to pizza and school. For the most part he wants to stay home with us. We would appreciate any help you might give us.


Your grandson's symptoms may well be due to anxiety but this is a bit unlikely since they started before his mother went away. The quickest way to check that he doesn't have diabetes is to get your family doctor (or a paediatrician) to check his urine for sugar.


Original posting 3 Oct 96


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