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What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in children?

Most patients with type 2 diabetes do not have any symptoms and are often diagnosed by a screening blood sugar test. Others may have one or more of the following symptoms: excessive tiredness, skin or urinary infections, itchy vagina, drinking excessive fluids (polydipsia), excessive urination (polyuria), and urinating through the night (nocturia).
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes in children are similar to those in adults: excessive thirst, excessive urination, and fatigue (neuropathy, or nerve pain, is however rare in children and teens, however). But some children with the condition don't show any symptoms, or develop them slowly. Often it is discovered on routine blood tests before any symptoms are obvious. 
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