What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease caused due to insufficient insulin produced by the pancreas. This causes insufficient supply of sugar to the cells. The sugar therefore, remains in the blood and this causes high blood sugar.
When blood with high levels of sugar, is purified by the kidneys, it is possible for the urine to have a high sugar content. Billions of people are suffering from this disease all over the world. Recently even children have been found to be suffering from this disease. This is called Juvenile Diabetes.
Symptoms Of Juvenile Diabetes:
There are no differences in the symptoms of Juvenile Diabetes and the symptoms of diabetes in adults or elders. Therefore, when children show symptoms of diabetes, we tend to overlook the symptoms and attribute the same to the normal behavior of the child.
The Symptoms In Brief:
The child will crave food quite frequently, and drink more water than is normal for a child of the same age. The child may tire quickly and show visible signs of fatigue. Rapid weight loss is a common symptom. Another important fact is that in Juvenile Diabetes, the child suffers from Ketoacidosis.
How To Recognize Juvenile Diabetes:
The affected child will complain of nausea and pain in the abdomen. Vomiting may be frequent. The blood of the child becomes as thick as syrup. Spells of unconsciousness may be common. Now, it is time to rush the child to the physician because this is a critical situation that could be fatal if left unattended.
The treatment for Juvenile Diabetes is similar to diabetes treatment for an adult. Except for the change of dosage, the line of treatment is almost similar. One of the important facts in diabetes is that the patient must follow the food habits and the lifestyle recommended by the physician.
However, in case of children, it would be difficult to put them on a restricted diet and impose the change of lifestyle. There is no alternative to the restricted diet suggested by the physician. However difficult it may be, the child has to follow this diet. The child has to be properly educated regarding the need for proper diet. The child must be made to understand that it is in his or her interest to follow this regimen scrupulously.