Kate Amdall

Patient

Q: Could my child be diabetic?

Symptoms:  I'm think my son may have some signs of juvenile diabetes, but his symptoms don't completely match what I've found researching the issue. His breath in the morning smells like paint thinner (not 'sweet'). This has been going on (off and on for months). He wets the bed frequently (not a new issue). Is prone to skin infections like staph and is slow to heal. He frequently complains of a burning sensation when he urinates & is back to complaining about it again since last night (pediatrician doesn't think this is a problem). Exhibits excessive thirst and frequent urination sometimes (sometimes urinates almost every 15 mins.). For the past week his urine has smelled more and more like ammonia and/or nail polish remover. It was so strong this morning it burned my nose and made my eyes water. For about a month he's been more tired asking to go to be 1-2 hours earlier than normal and taking some naps, but not lethargic otherwise. He has complained of blurry vision in the past, but not frequently, and it didn't last very long.
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