Juvenile diabetes is now known as Type 1 diabetes as well. Diabetes is dreaded and the very sound of the word is evil. This form of diabetes targets the less than thirty age group. This form of diabetes strikes suddenly, unannounced. It is shady and devious as well and early detection and precaution can be of considerable help. This is the predominant form of diabetes in children, how I would like to wring its evil neck.
The blessed pancreas plays up wherein the beta cells that produce the insulin get destroyed by the body’s defense mechanism itself. Insulin is a hormone that is absolutely essential for the conversion of the glucose into energy. This energy is of utmost importance to the body as it helps the body execute daily functional operations. The disease continues to afflict in a big way. Children are not able to express themselves very well and as parents or responsible adults’ one should be sensitive to the child.
Reading this article should make you aware what symptoms to look out for in your child. Frequent urination and increased thirst go hand in hand, you may even notice that the child begins to wet his or her bed and that was not normal, the child loses weight despite the fact that they are eating substantially, if you notice that the child appears confused, disoriented or uncoordinated then it is cause for major concern. Other symptoms to look out for are fatigue, flu like in nature, tingling in the hands and feet and fruity smelling breath even though they have not eaten or drunk anything.
When the body is not functioning normally then it just does not seem right. Do not neglect verbal complaints the child is making or brush them aside, that’s a big mistake on your path. Nausea and vomiting, altered vision, abdominal pain or the child may complain or a dry mouth and throat and the precious infants or toddlers may suffer persistent diaper rashes despite medication. Please do not ignore all this and if the disease is left untreated and unattended then blame no body but YOURSELF. A Juvenile diabetic has the right amount of glucose but lacks the insulin to get the job done. It indeed is an autoimmune disease and can find one is a sorry state of affairs.
Very often one relates these symptoms with that of a growing child, the beginning of this form of diabetes is extremely fast and life threatening. If you notice these signs then act accordingly, dizziness or drowsiness, lethargy, heavy, labored breathing, stupor or unconsciousness. It is pure common sense that things like these if left unattended can lead to deterioration and premature death. This form of diabetes can also be termed as insulin dependant as the patients require daily or timely administration of insulin. A good diet and exercise also figure in the treatment of the disease. Work closely with the physician and ensure that your child has everything on time. It is not the end of the rope so don’t give up hope. Be a pillar or joy and strength to your child as he or she needs all the love and support you can possibly give.
Smile for it lightens your burdens!