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I am 13 years old and lately I have noticed some signs of diabetics.

Patient: I am 13 years old and lately I have noticed some signs of diabetes . O read that some causes are fatigue, irritability , wanting to be thirsty , blurred vision , for girls my age, yeast infection, and I have also read swollen glands . The only ones I haven’t experienced is blurred vision and dry mouth. I have been so tired for the past weeks no matter if I eat 3 meals or 2 . I have a yeast infection. And the littlest thing have gotten me irritated for no reason. I have also received swollen glands . My mom thinks it is just because of my period but I have had these symptoms for a few weeks now . Should I get it checked out ? Or should I not worry about it .

 

 

Doctor: Hello.Welcome to Ask The Doctor.I understand your concern.The symptoms you are mentioning seems to be of diabetes but they can Also be due to Anemia, thyroid , anxiety.However there is no harm in getting tested.Get following tests done:1. Hemogram2. Thyroid profile.3. Fasting blood sugar.Share my opinion with your doctor.I hope it helps.Stay Healthy

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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