How many visits did you make to your doctor before you were correctly diagnosed with diabetes?
For kids with diabetes
Four or more
For adults with diabetes
Four or more
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:
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.
- Polydipsia (excessive thirst)
- Polyuris (excessive urination)
- Weight loss
For more information, see Diabetes Basics.[Return to the current poll]
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 15:36:50
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