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Question:

From Mississauga, Ontario, Canada:

My 16 year old daughter has all of the symptoms of diabetes except sudden weight loss. I have not yet had her tested. How common is it for someone her age to develop diabetes suddenly? Should I rush to have her tested?

My father has had diabetes for a number of years, but he developed it much later in life. I understand that his is apparently more old age related.

Answer:

I would encourage you to have your daughter tested for diabetes if she has a number of the symptoms of diabetes.

MSB

DTQ-20041102122311
Original posting 2 Nov 2004
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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