Diabetes?

  1. Hi sorry to be a PITA bu I am scared. My 3yr old daughter has been drinking and eating non-stop for like the last three weeks. she will finish a huge glass of water and then ten min later "mama, I'm thirsty can I have a drink?" I am getting worried that there is somthing wrong. I really don't know what to do. we don't have any history of diabetes in our family that I know of but I am really worried.

    Advice was the wrong word support would be better.
    Last edit by Danianne on Sep 13, '05
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   mercyteapot
    You need to make an appointment with her pediatrician and discuss your concerns. If nothing's wrong, you mind will be at rest and if something's wrong, you can take care of it. This is the only course of action you should consider, IMHO!
  4. by   Danianne
    I don't wanna..... She was really ill twice and hospitalized both times once when she was 5 months and again at 1yr. she was so traumatized and they will probably need blood and
  5. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from Danianne
    I don't wanna..... She was really ill twice and hospitalized both times once when she was 5 months and again at 1yr. she was so traumatized and they will probably need blood and
    My heart goes out to you and your worry for your child. I know you don't want to take her to the doctor, but you must. My son is diabetic. He was drinking almost constantly and voiding quite frequently - about every 20 to 30 minutes. I did not want to think it was diabetes, even though I knew it could be. He was also more irritable and not gaining weight adequately. I took him to his doctor and they did a dip and it showed ketones. So, off to the hospital we went. It was the day before his 7th birthday! He had been symptomatic for two days. Luckily, he didn't go into DKA. I was in such denial! I attributed his thirst to his recent upper respiratory infection, along with his irritability. His teacher thought he was ADHD and needed meds, because he wasn't concentrating and was irritable and always getting up to the bathroom. My point is, get your child checked out ASAP just to be sure. If it is diabetes, you could be putting her in further jeopardy by waiting. I also do not have diabetes in my family, nor does my ex-husband.
  6. by   sirI
    I sympathize with your concern regarding your child, however, I know you are aware that this is not a medical advice forum.

    Please do make an apointment for your daughter and have her checked out. I wish you the best.
  7. by   Danianne
    um.....nevermind
    Last edit by Danianne on Sep 13, '05
  8. by   tencat
    If you think something is wrong...get her in to her doctor ASAP. She may well be afraid of doctors, but it's better to deal with a crying kid than with one who slips into DKA.

    I had horrible asthma as a kid, and I was hospitalized when I was five, which was really traumatic to me. As a result I was hospital phobic for a long time. A child might not understand at the time and be frightened, but as they grow they gain the understanding. I was a young kid with a chronic illness, and I think I adapted to it better than my parents did. Kids are really resilient and sometimes more adaptable that we adults are.

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