My husband has juvenile diabetes (also known as type 1 diabetes, which means they're insulin dependent for the rest of their lives). His main symptoms were always being exhausted, never being able to get enough to drink, urinating all the time (even getting up at night to go), losing 30lbs in about 2 weeks and his eyesight getting really blurry. It took us a month to figure it out, but mostly because there were other things going on at the time.
It's real easy to head down to the pharmacy and ask them to test your kiddo's blood sugar, they may even be able to give you a free blood glucose meter if you buy the strips. Make sure he doesn't eat for a little bit before you test it tho, because even non-diabetic people's sugar spikes right after eating. A urine test would be an option at the doctor as well, they'll be able to see if he's spilling sugar in his urine which is a pretty sure sign of diabetes.
ETA: If you check his sugars and they're over 400, you should go to your ER because your son probably should have an insulin IV to get his sugars down ASAP or at least an injection of insulin.
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Last edited by Latchkey Princess; 05-05-2010 at 02:14 PM.