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How to know that your child has diabetes

Diabetes is a disease associated with the presence of a defect in the hormone insulin, where the pancreas secretes insulin to help the body store and use the sugar that you eat and convert it to energy. Diabetes occurs when insulin secretion or lack or insufficiency or when the body does not respond appropriately to insulin. Type 1 diabetes, which usually affects children. Diabetes is a type II diabetes that usually affects adults, and blood contains one of the types of sugars, which is called glucose sugar, and starches are the main source of this type of sugars, and glucose sugar works as a main source of energy that the human body needs, and the human body contains a hormone It is called the hormone insulin, and the insulin that is secreted by the pancreas works to regulate the level of glucose sugar in the blood so that it remains within the appropriate limit so that it does not exceed the natural limits and not less than them.

Symptoms of diabetes in children:
There are a set of symptoms and signs that indicate your child has diabetes, the most important of which are:
  •  Increased thirst and frequent urination in the child, as the accumulation of sugar in the blood leads to the withdrawal of fluids from the tissues of the body, which causes a feeling of thirst, and therefore frequent urination, and in some cases this may lead to children trained to use the toilet involuntary urination.
  • Feeling very hungry because the body’s tissues are unable to use the sugar that is accumulated in the blood.
  • The tissues can suffer from a lack of energy, fatigue, lethargy, discomfort and behavior change in the child; The child may experience mood disorders, and his diabetes may negatively affect his academic performance.
  •  The smell of the same child becomes similar to the smell of fruit; As a result of accumulation of ketogenic bodies, fungal infections, especially in females.
  • If the sugar is high in the child's blood, this affects the child's eyes, and the child becomes unable to focus clearly.
  • Slow healing process When a child develops diabetes, the healing and wound healing process takes longer.
  • Losing weight despite eating despite eating more than usual to relieve hunger, the child may lose weight and sometimes lose quickly, and weight loss without reason is often the first sign of type 1 diabetes that should be observed in children.

Treatment of diabetes in children:
  • The support and encouragement of family members is considered one of the best ingredients for treating diabetes in children and adolescents, as the supportive environment provides a positive feeling in the child with diabetes, and strengthens his commitment to the treatment program.

  • Treating diabetes in children is a multi-faceted issue, as the sick child needs to monitor the level of blood sugar daily, in addition to injecting insulin with attention when the dose needs to be changed.

  •  Exercise is one of the things that also helps to effectively control the level of sugar in the blood, and the diabetic child needs advice and instructions related to changing the lifestyle to ensure the best possible therapeutic results.

  •  One of the things that accompanies the treatment of diabetes in children is the risk of a low blood sugar level, which is the lowering of the level of glucose in the blood below the normal level, and this may be a source of inconvenience and concern for the patient and his health care providers, but acceptance, support and encouragement are among the things that help the patient To bypass any negative feelings.