Recognize the symptoms of diabetes in an infant

3091225e-2649-11df-9d36-0017a4aa266a 29e4fbab-2647-11df-b61e-0017a4aa266a If your child is at risk for type 1 diabetes, you can be on the lookout for the following symptoms:

Infant Symptoms

  • Excessive wet diapers
  • Diaper rash that doesn’t resolve quickly or keeps recurring
  • Constant hunger and/or thirst
  • Irritability or fussiness that doesn’t seem related to colic
  • Sleeping more than usual

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Reviewed by Jason C. Baker, MD. 10/11

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Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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by Nicole Purcell
Having lived with diabetes for over three decades, I've heard more than my fair share of ignorant comments. Sometimes, all I can do is shake my head and laugh. Other times, I get internally irate. And there are times when I take a moment to correct some piece of misinformation; if I feel my correction will be taken without issue. Here, are my top ten things I believe no person with diabetes should ever have to hear. That are also, unfortunately, all too commonly uttered. ...