Signs of diabetes in children
Symptoms of diabetes in children 2, 7 years of age, or older are easier to detect than in infants because they can express or answer what they feel.
Symptoms of diabetes in children are similar to those of adolescents.
Some Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes in Children
Excessive thirst, which is a very common symptom, and thirst increases as a result of high blood sugar levels, which causes the body to withdraw fluids from the tissues and thus dehydration.
Difficulty breathing or snoring while breathing.
A child falls, stuns, or loses consciousness and these symptoms may be life-threatening.
Symptoms of Pediatric Diabetes Type 2
Frequent urination, especially at night. Increased feeling of thirst.
Unexplained weight loss.
Feeling itchy around the genitals, and can be accompanied by a fungal infection.
Infants are rare to be born with diabetes mellitus or neonatal diabetes, which may be due to genetic factors incomplete pancreas development, or disruption of the mother’s hormones or nutrition during pregnancy.
Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease, was previously called childhood diabetes because it often occurred in children from infancy.
or later during the early years of the child, but the incidence of type 1 diabetes increases after the age of 5.
Type 1 diabetes: The treatment of these types of diabetes depends on giving the child insulin injections to compensate for the deficiency in the body.
in addition to the need for a nutrition plan that addresses the carbohydrates and foods needed for their development at the same time without causing them to raise blood sugar levels beyond the desired goal.
Type 2 Diabetes: Treatment depends mainly on the child changing some of his or her daily habits and lifestyle, such as stimulation of exercise, weight loss, and healthy eating. Certain types of oral drugs may be needed to control blood sugar levels or insulin may be needed at some point in his or her life.