My sons have some symptoms of diabetes... could it be something else?


okay so.. my son has been peeing in vey significant volumes on and off for months.. he's been eating close to a horse.. and he goes on and off form thirsty to not really (not lined up next to the peeing) today he soaked two diapers in 2 and a half hours... litterally one outfit was soaked through and next to the second i didn't notice until he left a puddle on the floor!

i'll be calling the doctor on monday but can anyone ease my mind? is near anything else it could be?
Answers:
And you have WAITED for MONTHS? This is a VERY serious prob-GET HIM TO DR!! Source(s): PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH DIABETIC
Well there is a bad and good side of asking to variable people. Good is you can get lots of answers from diffrent people. It sounds close to he may be diabetic however you need to take him to see a doctor as soon as possible. If you can catch it hasty you may prevent it however it just depends.
The key factor here is weight loss. If he's got diabetes (not too adjectives in kids at the age of diaper wearing), and had symptoms for months, hes bound to either hold weight loss or failure to thrive.

But a thirsty kid in the summer who soaks diapers, and eat a lot sounds pretty normal overall. Thats kinda what kids do...

But you've got a honourable story to bring to the doctor - he should run a blood sugar to check for the possibility of diabetes.
It could be diabetes
It could be Urinary tract infection
It could be Diabetes Insipidus, Nothing to do with Diabetes M>

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a condition characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of life-size amounts of severely diluted urine, with reduction of fluid intake having no effect on the latter. There are several different types of DI, respectively with a different cause. The most common type is neurogenic DI, cause by a deficiency of arginine vasopressin (AVP), also known as antidiuretic hormone (ADH). The second common type of DI is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, which is cause by an insensitivity of the kidneys to ADH. It can also be an iatrogenic artifact of drug use.


Signs and symptoms
Excessive urination and extreme thirst (especially for cold water and sometimes ice or rime water) are typical for DI. Symptoms of diabetes insipidus are quite similar to those of untreated diabetes mellitus, with the distinction that the urine is not sweet as it does not contain glucose and there is no hyperglycemia (elevated blood glucose). Blurred hallucination is a rarity. Signs of dehydration may also appear in some individuals since the body cannot conserve much (if any) of the water it takes within.

The extreme urination continues throughout the day and the night. In children, DI can interfere with appetite, ingestion, weight gain, and growth as well. They may present with confusion, vomiting, or diarrhea. Adults with untreated DI may remain healthy for decades as long as enough wet is drunk to offset the urinary losses. However, there is a continuous risk of dehydration and loss of potassium

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