From California, USA:
My 7 year old stepdaughter has been wetting her bed for about 2 years. She is very thirsty (mostly drinks water), has a sweet smelling urine, weighs about 100 lbs and is about 48" tall and wears size 14 clothes. She did not wet her bed for about 2 years (from 3-5). She sometimes has trouble holding her urine and has had accidents at school, in the car, etc. She says that she just waits too long, but I am afraid it might be something more serious. Her mother refuses to take her to the doctor for the "bed wetting" as she thinks that the child will outgrow it. The child's grandfather has diabetes that he is struggling to control with his diet. Any suggestions?
The typical signs of diabetes in children include frequent urination, increased thirst, increased hunger, and weight loss. The test for diabetes is a simple urine test or blood test. Wetting the bed can be caused by other problems such as urinary tract infection in addition to diabetes. It also can be "normal" for many children.
Original posting 19 Apr 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:10
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.