Type 1 Diabetes in Children: Making the Diagnosis

Common Symptoms and Recommended Labs

A panel of diabetes experts, a primary care physician, and a pediatrician discuss diagnosing type 1 diabetes in children in this video roundtable.

What are the common signs and symptoms you should look for?  And what lab tests should you order to confirm a type 1 diabetes diagnosis?

The panel reviews these questions, including a discussion on what levels are necessary in lab tests to make the diagnosis.

Steven M. Armbrust, MD, a family practice physician, moderates the panel. Members of the panel are:

  • Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE:  Certified Diabetes Educator at the University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Thomas DeStefani, MD: Pediatrician
  • W. Patrick Zeller, MD:  Pediatric Endocrinologist

This Endocrinology Highlights video gives you a quick refresher in type 1 diabetes diagnosis.

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