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sweet breath in child with very restriced diet

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hazeyjane Mon 25-Apr-16 11:04:39

Ds's diet has always been very limited (he has special needs), but it seems even more restricted than usual, and he is starting to lose weight. He is under a specialist dietician, who has always said as long as we can get calories in, and try tiny steps to expand his food tastes (it seems to work on a 1 tiny step forward,3 steps the moment!) I struggle to get any supplements into him, as he can detect a rogue element in a loved food at a 100 paces. I have recently noticed that his breath has a sweet smell, and I am worried that this could be connected to his diet. Has anyone any experience or advice? Have also posted in SN Children.

MrsBobDylan Mon 25-Apr-16 20:35:54

Hazey I've posted on your thread in SN - a sweet smell (pear drops) can indicate very high levels of ketones and I thought you should get DS checked for type 1 diabetes.

Even if the ketones are caused by the restricted diet, I think you should see your GP as soon as you can. It was also what you wrote about the recent weight loss which can also be a sign of diabetes

Sorry if I'm suggesting something you've already ruled out or I'm way off the mark!

hazeyjane Mon 25-Apr-16 21:13:10

Thankyou MrsBob

Ds's gp is going to call me tomorrow. Hopefully she can squeeze us in.

MrsBobDylan Mon 25-Apr-16 21:34:52

Oh that's good - if you can take in a urine sample they can do a dip test to check for sugar and ketones.

Hope all goes well.

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