If your doctor suspects that your child has
diabetes, he or she will ask about
symptoms, family and medical history, and lifestyle.
Has the child had symptoms of diabetes, such as
increased thirst, increased urination, increased appetite, or weight
How long has the child had symptoms?
Family and medical history
Is there a family history of diabetes? What was
the age of the person when diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? Was the person
overweight at the time of diagnosis? How is the person's diabetes being
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.