I have a 3 year old daughter who has been diagnosed as diabetic. Can this be diagnosed at this age? If so, what are the possibilities of recovery? A few doctors here have said it is impossible to diagnose at this age and others have us giving insulin 2 times a day. Please help.
I'm afraid that it's not uncommon for diabetes to be diagnosed under the age of 4. I've had 5 such patients already this year. Provided the diagnosis is firm -- and this is very rarely in doubt -- then there is no chance of spontaneous recovery. However, something called the honeymoon period can mean that the dose of insulin required can be very low indeed for some time. Unfortunately, this doesn't indicate that the diabetes is regressing.
Original posting 28 Apr 97
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
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. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.