From Chesapeake, Virginia, USA:
My 4-year-old has type 1 diabetes, which I believe puts her at higher risk for other autoimmune disorders. On mom's side, she has two relatives with multiple sclerosis, a brother with autism and several extended family members with colon/Crohn's issues, so, we're a mess! Two of my friends have recently been diagnosed with lupus and remember severe joint pain in legs as children. My daughter complains and cries often of pain in legs and always points to her knees when I ask where it hurts. She has awakened in the night with pain several times in the last year. She's tough, so this concerns me. I know it could just be growing pains; is there any way to know for sure?
I would make sure to address your concerns with your pediatrician who can direct you to any testing or referrals that might be necessary to determine if your child's pains represent a problem.
Original posting 7 Mar 2005
Posted to Aches and Pains
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:00
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.