From Alberta, Canada:
My 9-year old son has started wetting the bed at least once a week. He also eats so much food at dinner time we have to stop him or else he throws up. He drinks a full glass of water right after a glass of milk at meals. I don't know how often he urinates or drinks during the day because he's in school. He has started getting up at night (sometimes only 2 hours after going to the bathroom) to go to the bathroom. He has also lost 4 pounds in the last 5 months. I was wondering if I should be concerned and have him checked for diabetes.
Indeed I would have him checked for diabetes. This usually involves a urine test at your physician's office. The typical symptoms for diabetes include excessive thirst, excessive hunger, frequent urination, and weight loss.
Original posting 20 Nov 1999
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:05
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