From Lawndale, California, USA:
I took my nine year old daughter in for her physical in August 2003 and she was fine. By October 2003, she had lost a lot of weight. so I took her to the doctor. They hospitalized her right away and diagnosed her with type 1 diabetes. This seemed very fast to me. Could the diabetes have been diagnosed in August when she was taken in for her physical? Do you think they missed a test that could've diagnosed it sooner? How fast is the onset of diabetes type 1?
This is a typical scenario for developing diabetes. The symptoms of diabetes occur very gradually, sometimes over just a few weeks, and usually over a few months.
Original posting 27 Jun 2004
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:58
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