Type 2 Diabetes in Children
Children often have no symptoms of type 2 diabetes before they are diagnosed, because their blood sugar level has been rising so slowly. As a result, a child may have diabetes for several months or years before being diagnosed.
When children do have symptoms, the most common include:
- Slight increase in the frequency of urination. Your child may have started wetting the bed at night.
- Slight increase in thirst.
Other possible symptoms include:
- Increased tiredness.
- Blurred vision.
- Frequent infections and slow-healing wounds or sores.
- Weight loss.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 1, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Stephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology