From Manchester, England, UK:
My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about five weeks ago. For about the last nine months, she has been staining her knickers. This is more than if she had just not wiped herself properly. Also, she was clean before this. We have put it down to a new baby arriving and wanting attention. However she doesn't seek attention and doesn't say when she has soiled herself. My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 five weeks ago. She has been staining her knickers for nine months. Is it related to her diabetes?
No. I think much the more likely explanation is constipation with overflow. This is extremely common and would be worsened in the time before diagnosis because of chronic mild dehydration. Your general practitioner should be able to advise you about medication (probably required for a month or two) and some simple behavioral techniques to improve her situation.
Original posting 8 Jul 2004
Posted to Other
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:58
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. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.