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From Orlando, Florida, USA:

Can you tell me what diseases or conditions can be misdiagnosed as Type 1 diabetes?


Diabetes mellitus is the only condition in childhood that causes weight loss, excessive urination and thirst. Glucose in the urine can be related to a number of kidney conditions but the blood sugar is normal. Thirst and excessive urination can be associated with drinking too much and a rare condition called diabetes insipidus -- again the blood sugar is normal. A single high blood sugar may be found during stress -- e.g., severe pain or fear -- but the other symptoms are missing.


Original posting 15 Aug 1999
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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