From Stow, Ohio, USA:
My five year old son was diagnosed less than two months ago with type 1 diabetes. He has always had a difficult time having a bowel movement, and now, since we have to control the amount of carbs he eats, it has become worse. Normally the only way for him to have a bowel movement is with the help of an enema. Any suggestions?
Chronic constipation in a five year old can have various causes. Although they are not serious in the vast majority of cases, there are causes that need the attention of a professional. Your son's pediatrician should be able to help you determine the cause of his constipation along with a reasonable solution that will not interfere with his diabetes. Doing frequent enemas is not a good idea for a long-term solution.
Original posting 10 Apr 2001
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:20
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