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Type 1 Diabetes - What You Must Know

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Type1 diabetes also known as juvenile diabetes occurs mainly in children. In this case, you have a build up of glucose in the blood stream which the body is unable to use because of little or no supply of insulin to convert the glucose into energy in the cells.

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									What Is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type1 diabetes also known as juvenile diabetes occurs mainly in children. In
this case, you have a build up of glucose in the blood stream which the body is
unable to use because of little or no supply of insulin to convert the glucose
into energy in the cells. Obviously this will produce a number of symptoms in
the child which are quite similar to the ones adults have. They include:
    1. Extreme hunger
    2. Frequent urination leading to
    3. Increased thirst, especially for sweet, cold drinks
    4. Unusual fatigue
    5. Weight loss
    6. Blurred vision
    7. Stomach discomfort, nausea
    8. Inability to concentrate in activities

Children with diabetes may also feel sleepy throughout the day, be indifferent
and may have difficulty functioning at school. This is why it is really important
for your child to have routine check ups as early detection and proper
management of diabetes will help avoid complications leading to other
diseases.

If your child has type 1 diabetes, you have to consult your doctor who will
enlighten you with the dos and don ts of how to manage your child s health.
For younger children, it is also necessary to inform their teachers at school on
how to care for them properly when they need help. By doing that, your child
will be assisted and cared for in a way that will enable he or she to function
well generally.

 As a parent, you have to ensure the quality and joy in your children lives to
the best of your abilities so making sure they have regular check ups and eat
right, along with exercising regularly can give them a better chance at having a
healthier, happier life and they will be so happy to have parents that cared for
them so very much.

								
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