From Oregon, USA:
I have a child that's three who seems to heal very slowly, and I was wondering if I should have him tested for diabetes. His grandfather had diabetes and we have ruled out other infections.
I do not think that it is necessary to do additional tests for diabetes on your three year old on the basis of 'slow to heal' unless he has some additional symptoms like loss of weight, drinking a lot, or increased urination.
If you are still worried about the possibility you could talk to your son's pediatrician at the next visit about getting a fasting blood sugar measured and you could also discuss the possibility of getting an antibody test done.
Original posting 13 Dec 96
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.