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How many visits did you make to your doctor before you were correctly diagnosed with diabetes?

 
 

For kids with diabetes

 
     

Just one

 
 

63%

 

525

 
     

Two

 
 

10%

 

83

 
     

Three

 
 

5%

 

45

 
     

Four or more

 
 

9%

 

78

 
 

For adults with diabetes

 
     

Just one

 
 

6%

 

54

 
     

Two

 
 

1%

 

11

 
     

Three

 
 

1%

 

10

 
     

Four or more

 
 

2%

 

18

 
 

How many visits did you make to your doctor before you were correctly diagnosed with diabetes?

Poll dates: April 29 - May 6, 2001
Total Votes: 824

Just under one-third of respondents report making more than one trip to the doctor before their diabetes was correctly diagnosed. Since undiagnosed diabetes, particularly Type 1 diabetes, can be life threatening, early diagnosis is important to reduce the risk of DKA.

Remember the three most common symptoms of Type 1 diabetes:

  • Polydipsia (excessive thirst)
  • Polyuris (excessive urination)
  • Weight loss
Other symptoms include yeast infections, dehydration, vomiting, lethargy, confusion, extreme thirst, bedwetting, and a fruity odor to breath. If you or someone you know has these symptoms, see your doctor right away and insist on a blood glucose test.

For more information, see Diabetes Basics.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:52
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