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Children And Diabetes

Globally diseases are known to attack children and among them is diabetes. It is a disorder that need diagnosis at an early stage before it develops. There are two common types of the disease that affects almost 90% of children; Type I and Type II of the diabetes mellitus. Type 1 is as a result of inability of the body’s pancreas to produce enough insulin needed. Type II is as a result of the pancreas producing insulin which is not used well in the body and thus resulting to a build up of insulin in blood instead of the cells.

The Diabetes Symptoms in Children are as follows; loss of general body weight, the kid becomes emaciated to an extreme that people notice. Thirst which make kids drink a lot milk, juice or a times water, this is due to the continuous build up of sugar in their bloodstream hence fluids from the dehydrated cells. Fatigue is also another sign; a child would look tired and weak from appearance or on how he/she carries her/himself.

There is frequent urination which is as a result of drinking much fluid. Tummy pains, headaches, extreme hunger due to lack of insulin to stir sugar into cells hence increased appetite and consumption of food. Irritability, blurred vision which causes a kid not to see well and clearly.

In girls yeast infection may develop while in toddlers there is diaper rash which on applying cream medicines does not heal up. Dry mouth or throat would be a symptom, nausea and vomiting. There may develop a condition where by he or she starts breathing heavily, causing fast and short breaths. A child may seem drowsy and if parents are keen enough they would realize it is not normal.

These signs and symptoms develop within a short spun like in a matter of weeks. It has been proven that when one is born with diabetes they live longer than those who get sick at an adult stage in life. It is crucial to note that for the children who get this disease do not necessarily have someone in the family who has it because it could be triggered by something different.

Parents who have a child who has the disease should seek immediate medical attention. In extreme levels it can cause death if not well attended to. Regular check ups are necessary to enable the doctor know of the improvement and the condition the child is in.

The guardians should also strictly follow the medical instructions issued to them by the doctor to avoid over and under dosages. They should guarantee that a child has adequate sleep at night. Make sure the kid feeds on a balanced diet or as recommended by the physician. It is also important for them to see to it that the child engages in physical activities like running, playing, jumping which is good for their body and general health.


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