What are Spotting Signs of Type 1 Diabetes in Children?
Type 1 diabetes is a long-term condition that usually begins in children under the age of 30 and in young adults, but may start at any age. It can not be stopped or cured and the beginning is usually faster.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when any hormone in the pancreas fails to make insulin which is necessary to control blood sugar levels. Without insulin, blood sugar levels are dangerously high and can lead to serious illness. If it has been taken in early stages, then it can prevent serious illness.
Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes often include:
Drinking too much and feeling more thirsty
To pass through a lot of urine; The full nappy may indicate an increased urine production
Always feeling hungry
Unexplained weight loss
It is important that diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes is done promptly to initiate treatment. If you think your child is experiencing symptoms, then see your GP immediately.