Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of the condition among children and adolescents. This diabetes in children, previously called juvenile diabetes, occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin. Since insulin is not present, sugar cannot travel from the blood into the cells, and high blood sugar levels can result unless they are treated. Children with the condition require lifelong insulin injections and blood sugar monitoring, with diet and exercise management to help keep blood sugar levels within their target range.
Type 2 diabetes, although less common in young children, can occur when insulin is not working properly, which then leads to a reduced production of insulin. As a result, glucose can accumulate in the bloodstream.
Type 1 diabetes can’t be prevented. Doctors can’t even tell who will get it and who won’t.
How Do People Know if They Have Type 1 Diabetes?
The 4 Ts that Diabetes U.K. say people should be aware of in children are:
- Toilet – using the toilet frequently, heavier nappies in babies or bedwetting from a previously dry child
- Thirsty – drinking more fluids than usual but being unable to quench thirst
- Tired – feeling more tired than usual
- Thinner – weight loss
Getting treatment for diabetes can stop these symptoms from happening. A doctor can do tests of a kid’s blood to find out if he or she has diabetes.
Try to be patient and share your feelings during the rough patches. And be on the lookout for good things that might happen along the way, too, like feeling confident, brave, and proud of all you’re learning to do.
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