Diabetes Symptom - Diabetes Type 1
Previously known as Juvenile Diabetes, the diabetes
symptom for type 1 diabetes normally shows up in youngsters.
If this has happened to your child you know you are facing all sorts
of new challenges, both for you and your child as this is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes.
If there is
no history of diabetes in your family you have to quickly get
to grips with the disease and understand how it needs to be
controlled. You must understand the medication your child
needs; perhaps a change in diet to control blood sugars and you have
to keep a close eye on any other symptoms that
Most important; those blood sugars must be
monitored. And that sometimes means throughout the
night. It disturbs your rest and puts an even greater
strain on you. The good news is that research and
development may soon have an answer to the problem of monitoring
blood glucose levels during the night. Have a look at this news article.
Type 1 diabetes
can often sneak up and can take you unawares. It is possible
for the signs to appear within a matter of weeks and they can be
quite severe. You may find your (or your child's) symptom
- being exceptionally thirsty
- having a dry mouth
- having to urinate frequently
- weight loss (even though you may be constantly hungry and
eating well. Of course you may be eating the wrong things which
would probably make your diabetes symptom worse)
- feeling as if you've got no energy; weak and tired all the
- blurry vision - be careful, untreated eye problems caused
through diabetes can lead to blindness (listen to the conversation
between me and a lady I know, Lyn Rixon, who is blind because of
her diabetes Click
to download MP3 [10.22Mbyte]).
It is crucial to get yourself (or your child) to a doctor for tests as quickly as possible. Ignoring any symptoms could have serious repercussions on your health in the future.
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