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Re: [IP] Curiousity



Hi.  My name is Michelle.  I've had diabetes for 25 years.  I have two
girls, 4 and 2.

My oldest was diagnosed at the age of 3.  I found all the symptoms myself.
I always questioned her ped. before she was diagnosed and she told me that
they wouldn't test her unless we thought there was a problem.  I tested her
about once every other month.  Just for my own sanity.  Every time she got
sick or wanted a drink often.

She was diagnosed, by me, at home.  I tested her after going through 4 cups
of fluid in a 1 hour period.  I guess you could call it intuition.  The
symptoms were very clear though.   If you know the symptoms, follow your
gut.  A finger stick is a lot less painful for a child than bloodwork.  The
doctor said that if I was going to test her, do it when fasting, such as
first thing in the morning.

Hope this helped a bit.  Good luck.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Liz Davis" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Curiousity


> At 09:08 PM 6/1/00 -0500, you wrote:
>  >I am curious as to how many parents spot check their non-D children?
>
> Our pediatrician has never recommended this.  I was a little worried when
> my 3 year old started wetting the bed a lot, but she had no other Big D
> symptoms.  Turned out it was drinking diluted juice before bedtime that
> caused the problem.
>
> My endo's never recommended it either, and he is quite familiar with and
> fond of our children.  When I told him about my bedwetting-related worries
> he suggested I test her urine.
>
> Then again, my children have never had recurrent thrush.
>
> Liz
>
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