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From Mohave Valley, Arizona, USA:

I was just told my 15 month old grandson is diabetic. Can you tell me what the criteria is for diagnosis and how accurate is the diagnosis for a child of that age? Prior to diagnosis his only symptom was constant thirst.


If your grandson had constant thirst and a blood sugar over 200, that is all that is necessary to accurately diagnose diabetes.


[Editor's comment: See also Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes and Symptoms of Diabetes. JSH]

Original posting 29 Oct 1998
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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