Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Flutterby, Mar 31, 2007.
I'm curious at what age your child was dx.. and was it close to his/her birthday?
Jonah was diagnosed Valentine's day 2001 and his bday is in August. He was 3.
Kaylee was dx 1 month before her 3rd birthday.
Liv was diagnosed one month after she turned 7 years old and about 2 and a half months after a move across the country.
You go from under 1 and then jump to 2-3. My son was 14 months (1 year old) what do I put?
Sarah was born 6/9 and was dx'd at the end of August at age 10. I think what triggered her ketoacidosis was the week before, when she spent a stressful weekend at my sister's house, sitting at a sewing machine all day (learning to sew), not eating much (picky eater) and drinking lots of soda (which she doesn't usually get). Kind of a worst case scenario for a diabetic, but she's the first in our family, and hadn't shown symptoms before that.
I'm curious- is there a theory about dx being more frequent around birthdays?
jess was 9.5
sorry, ment to put under 2.. see if I can fix it for ya
ugh, I can't edit it.. those that were dx between 1 and 2... umm, you can select the under 1 and then just add your thoughts below.. I knew it didn't look right when I was posting it.. sorry, wasn't intentional!
My son was diagnosed at 14 (4 months before his 15th birthday).
Abby was diagnosed at 16 months After a month and a half of horrific diaper rash, excessive thirst and appetite. Went to 5 different doctors - nobody thought to test blood/urine until we were referred to a dermatologist. First one in family to have type 1 diagnoses. It is hard to not blame doctors for doing more - is it that unusual for little tykes to be diagnosed?
I already mentioned that my son was dx at 14 mos. My wife has a few family members with type 1 so I knew that excessive urination was a sign. We were taking him to the doctors for an unrelated health issue when I mentioned that he had been over-saturating his diapers for 4 nights in a row. Doctor check his finger and he was in the 400s.
Reagan was 11 months old, 13 days before her first birthday.
Alexander was 3, 4 months before his 4th birthday.
Alana was diagnosed exactly 2 months after her 4th birthday. March of that year she had an ear infection and was put on antibiotics for the first time. It is very interesting how close to the childrens birhtdays they were diagnosed.
Hmm, I checked 4-5 but Lia was already five and just about three months from turning six.
18 years old - 2 months short of turning 19. He made it through high school before being diagnosed.
Mia was 3 1/4 but I believe she was already starting to get sick around her birthday.
I put 2-3, but Griffin was 18 months.
My son was DX at 9 --1 month prior to 10th bday
My dd was DX at 7 --6 months prior to 8th bday
Interesting thread. I wondered, too, about the birthday correlation.
Grace was 2 weeks shy of 5th birthday when diagnosed. Probably showing symptoms for 2 or 3 weeks. We thought it was a massive growth spurt (no one in family, anywhere), until we weighed her. Lost 4 or 5 pounds. A lot to a 44 pound kid!
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