From Bridgend, Mid Glam, Wales, United Kingdom:
I am 14 years old, and I am worried. I have noticed that I need the toilet often, and drink a lot. I also feel sick a lot. The trouble is, I'm too afraid to tell my parents. Is there a way of testing urine for sugar without going to the doctor?
Your clinical data might be indicative of a form of type 1 diabetes, but also of other disorders. I think in your case, you should tell your parents so that you can be seen by a doctor. In the meanwhile, you could test your urine for sugar with a strip test sold at the pharmacy.
[Editor's comment: If the urine test shows "positive" for sugar, then it's quite likely you have diabetes, and must let your parents know, so that you can have further evaluation. Of course, if the test is negative, it means you still have something wrong, and it would still be a good idea to have it checked out. WWQ]
Original posting 22 May 2001
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:22
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.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.