Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Alberta, Canada:

My 9-year old son has started wetting the bed at least once a week. He also eats so much food at dinner time we have to stop him or else he throws up. He drinks a full glass of water right after a glass of milk at meals. I don't know how often he urinates or drinks during the day because he's in school. He has started getting up at night (sometimes only 2 hours after going to the bathroom) to go to the bathroom. He has also lost 4 pounds in the last 5 months. I was wondering if I should be concerned and have him checked for diabetes.


Indeed I would have him checked for diabetes. This usually involves a urine test at your physician's office. The typical symptoms for diabetes include excessive thirst, excessive hunger, frequent urination, and weight loss.


Original posting 20 Nov 1999
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: (none)
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.