Diabetes in children is known as JUVENILE diabetes, but it can commonly know as TYPE 1 diabetes. Juvenile diabetes is caused by the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin, which means the body’s own defense system attacks the body tissue or organs. In the last 30 years, we can see the number of juvenile diabetes is increasing three times over in Europe and in the US we are now seeing type 2 diabetes in children for the very first time. It is believed that a combination of genetic and environmental factors are what triggers juvenile diabetes but the shocking point is the majority of the children don’t have a family history of diabetes.
Symptoms Of Diabetes In Children And Adult
- Excessive urination in your children and parents think that their child is drinking plenty of water.
- Frequent urination and parents often confuse and think their child is drinking a lot, so he is urinating more.
- Recurrent infections which generally parents consider that this is the part of childhood.
- Blurriness in vision by which children can’t able to see clear but they are unable to speak up with their parents, and sometimes children do not even feel the problem with their eyesight.
- Numbness and tingling in feet and hand is the main symptom which ignored by parents.
- Unexplained and sudden weight loss can also define the symptom of diabetes but most of the parents think that this is going through the growth spurt.
It is very important here to keep in mind that all the symptoms of diabetes in children and adult may not be obvious at once. One or more symptoms of diabetes are enough to take them to the doctor’s office.