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Do these symptoms fit my 5 year old?

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  • Posted By: everettandxavier
  • January 5, 2009
  • 08:16 PM

My 5 year old son has been displaying some behaviors/symptoms over the past couple of months and my family commented on a few over our holiday break. Could it be diabetes? Any information would greatly help! I am taking him to the doctor to check, but am wondering if I'm way off base with my thoughts. His symptoms are:

1. Excessive Thirst (he is constantly requesting drinks - which family members commented about - and has been for a couple of months) and Urination, obviously.
2. Behavioral Challenges (can't seem to control some of his respect issues, easily frustrated, etc.)
3. Red, Burning Eyes (which has increased over the past week - but doesn't look like pink-eye he's had in the past - constantly rubbing and wondering if the rubbing is causing the irritation)
4. Not night-time urination trained - his fraternal twin brother has been for about 6 months, but he is not.
5. Night terrors and sweats
6. Extreme cravings for sugary/sweet foods

Any thoughts? Thanks so much!
Everett's Mommy

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  • I am not a doctor but it does sound like diabetes. I know your first thought might be to run to the doctor but have you ever tried a nutraceutical? Nutraceuticals deliver a complete, balanced, optimal blend of the vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, proteins and phytonutrients the body needs every day. Your body is a miracle if it is fed the proper nutrition. Think about it and let me know.
    lovemykids2 28 Replies
    • January 6, 2009
    • 01:10 AM
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  • I am not a doctor but it does sound like diabetes. I know your first thought might be to run to the doctor but have you ever tried a nutraceutical? Nutraceuticals deliver a complete, balanced, optimal blend of the vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, proteins and phytonutrients the body needs every day. Your body is a miracle if it is fed the proper nutrition. Think about it and let me know. I don't know what nutraceuticals are but when I had gestational diabetes, I was able to control it with diet. But I don't know if that is possible with juvenile diabetes.......
    momto5 9 Replies
    • January 6, 2009
    • 02:28 AM
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  • I had gestational diabetes as well. I found it very hard for a pregnant woman to be on a diet and I am sure your five year old will feel the same. Nutraceuticals mean nutrition. It is a high quality daily supplement that gives the body the nutrients it needs to support immunity, fight infection and enhance overall well-being. I have attached the link below on the company Reliv and their product Glucaffect which has changed people's lives. The company and products are incredible and wish people would listen as they can make a difference in their lives.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgHpYjH1Xm8 If you find out he has diabetes, think about feeding the body the very best nutrition and watch what a miracle your body is. Although I do not have diabetes I have other issues and I fed my body and found out what my body is capable of. I wish you the best of luck as no family should have to go through this terrible disease. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.Nancy
    lovemykids2 28 Replies
    • January 7, 2009
    • 00:48 AM
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  • Those symptoms are similar to my son's and he was diagnosed with diabetes. I now want to clarify there are many types of diabetes and some can be treated differently than the usual insulin injections. The doctors usually only have a couple of favorite treatments, not always the best.I am still searching for the answers. One I am wondering about now is MODY. If anyone knows more about it I would love to hear more. How and where to get tested for it, etc. From my research so far I have found that those with MODY may be able to take a pill (sulfonylurea) instead of insulin injections. That would be a big relief for my son for sure.
    mackey 1 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 05:53 AM
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