Diabetes

Symptoms of Diabetes in children and Adolescent

  • Passing of excess urine that may cause bedwetting and thirstiness symptoms.
  • Development of the child maybe slower and the child shows lazy attitude.
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, dehydration and acidosis may develop gradually.
  • The diabetic child loses weight and looks lean.
  • He is prone to respiratory and other infections.
  • Toxins build-up in the blood and make it acidic (keto-acidosis).
  • Breath is sweet smelling skin and tongue become dry.
  • The child feels drowsy.

Prevention

You can help avoid many immediate problems and long-term complications, such as eye, kidney, heart, blood vessel, and nerve disease, by following the below mentioned,
  • To help people develop a healthy attitude towards having diabetes. As your child grows and develops, let him or her assume appropriate responsibility for treatment.
  • Encourage and supporting the child to keep blood sugar levels within normal or near normal range
  • Check the blood sugar level regularly for high & low levels
  • Recognizing and treating high and low blood sugar quickly. Make sure everyone who cares for child knows how to treat high and low blood sugar episodes.
  • Discussing the dangers of smoking, drinking alcohol, and using other drugs.
  • Keeping the child's immunization up to date. Diabetes can affects the immune system increasing the risk of developing a severe illness.