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Question:

From Warren, Michigan, USA:

Yesterday, our three year old son (who has had type 1 diabetes for two years) was outside, when he started screaming that there was a bug crawling on him. My wife took him inside and gave him a bath, and there was an ant on him. For the rest of the evening, every five minutes or so, he would start screaming and crying, saying that there was a bug on him, and it was biting him. It was mostly under his shorts. These bugs were very real to him, as were the tears. Could diabetes have anything to do with the feeling that bugs are crawling on you, and could it feel like they're biting you?

Answer:

Diabetes does not cause the feeling of having bugs crawl on you.

DS

[Editor's comment: This is pretty typical behavior for a three year old. Lots of reassurance and TLC should help. SS]

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Original posting 25 Jun 2002
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