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Can diabetes occur in children ?

My son was passing lot of urine from 2 monhts. We went to a child specialist and his urine was checked. The urine test showed no infection but the doctos says that his urien sugars are high. He has asked us to get a blood sugar test done. Is there is possible of my son getting diabetbes at this age
Fri, 29 Apr 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
ya,it is type 1 diabetes mellitus.it can b type 2 if he is too much obese.not following healthy lifestyle.always infront of computer or tv,having fast foods,not having outdoor games. so encourage him to have good lifestyle.
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Piyush Pandey's  Response
Oh god, help these children. I have diabetes and suffering a lot which I was tested at 46 yrs of my age. If these children have the problem since their early years I think they suffer a lot. I am sorry for all those parents who have children with sugar
Dietitian & Nutritionist Ms. Ketki's  Response
YES.

Type 1: Insulin dependent
But now a days due to sedentary lifestyle, increased childhood obesity ; even type 2 (Non Insulin dependent ) is also seen .

Follow healthy lifestyle with balanced diet and regular exercise.
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yes it is possible dear. my friends daughter is 10 years old now. she was diagnosed to have sugar at age of six. nowadays anthing is possible.

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madhurima's  Response
Yes, the children can get the sugar. This is type 1 diabetes seen in children. It can occur at young age. It is mainly due to less presence of insulin production in the body of the child.
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Chandrika Charan's  Response
yes this is called juvenile onset diabetes and i think they should be on life long insulin..
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