Watch out for main symptoms of diabetes (Type 1) in children
There is nothing more horrible than children suffering from diabetes but unfortunately the number of children falling prey to this monster of a disease is increasing each day. Children between ages 10-13 are the ones who are more prone to type 1 diabetes. It may come as a bit of a surprise but most kids who get diabetes don’t have another family member suffering from it. When your child is diagnosed with diabetes, it can come as a shock, so make sure you watch out for these symptoms of diabetes.
1 Type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is different from type 2 diabetes and one of the major differences is that parents can do nothing to prevent type 1 diabetes. If you thought it isn’t that common, you may want to rethink it. Did you know that over 300,000 Canadians have type 1 Diabetes? The rest of the world is catching up pretty fast. If you notice any of these symptoms listed below, get your child tested for diabetes right away. Even a day’s delay can be dangerous and could lead to diabetic ketoacidosis – a condition where the body runs out of insulin to process and ends up breaking down fat instead.
2 Symptoms of diabetes
This is one of the most common and prominent symptoms in children with undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. The child may get excessively thirsty and the thirst could be very difficult to quench. This happens because, as their blood-glucose level rises, fluid drains from their body tissues. These children will have a severe craving for sweet and cold drinks.