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Type 1 diabetic with frequent urination. Could it be anxiety related?

My son is a type 1 diabetic and is 9 years old. He is generally a very shy quiet child. He has an urge to urinate all the time. At first I thought it was because his BGL s have been to high. He is very upset as he has the urge to urinate but once he is in the toilet it is just a trickle. He is getting tested for a UTI . He said he is not in pain..... his doctor suggested today that it could be anxiety related? I feel very helpless at the moment. We are going to see a pyscologist in the next few weeks. Any suggestions on what I can do to help him.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Endocrinologist 's  Response
Dear Sir,

First and foremost I would advise you to relax. Diabetics especially children sometimes can have sensitive bladder. Because of this even small amount of urine in the bladder can give an urge to urinate. This will pass with time. As long as he can hold the urine, it wouldn't be much of a problem. However if he starts urinating without knowledge then we need to deal with the issue. You can meet the pyschologist but I dont think it would be much helpful. My advise is to have him checked for UTI again after a month or so, otherwise dont worry about it.

Hope this helps

Dr. Om Lakhani
Consultant Diabetologist (online expert diabetes care consultantion)
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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