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Question:

From Colorado, USA:

My son (5 years old) is constantly thirsty, has a problem with accidents and when he has an open cut it takes longer than usual to heal. We have just begun to suspect diabetes. Is this a viable worry and how do we find a pediatrician in our town who specializes in this disease?

Answer:

First things first: contact your son's physician, and get a blood sugar test done. If it's elevated, ask your son's physician for a referral.

(See Symptoms of Diabetes at Children with Diabetes and Symptoms of Diabetes at Diabetes Monitor for listings of the symptoms of diabetes.)

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Original posting 29 Mar 1998
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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