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From Timisoara, Romania:

I am inquiring about a 14 year old orphan boy who is seen as a troubled case by many of the social workers here. I believe many of his problems stem from the root cause of Type 1 diabetes, such as irritability, frequent urination, bed wetting, and fatigue. Unfortunately, getting a test done here in Romania is a very complicated process, and much more so for an orphan. So I would like any information on other signs, etc., that I could look for to gather evidence to convince the authorities to have him tested.


As far as I can understand from your letter, it doesn't seem to me that he is actually suffering from Type 1 diabetes, an abrupt onset disease in young that generally, if not promptly treated with insulin, lead to ketoacidosis. I think that a simple (and cheap) morning urine checking for glucose and ketones is enough to exclude the diagnosis of diabetes in this case.


Original posting 24 Mar 1998
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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