Diabetes In Children

 

Diabetes In Children

  Most people think, there is nothing to worry about diabetes during their adolescent period. They consider it as a concern for older people. In fact, Diabetes is very common amongst adolescents especially type 2 DM on account of unhealthy lifestyle measures being followed leading to weight gain and lack of exercise.It is surprising to those people that, obesity can even affect your children. The type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes/ noninsulin-dependant diabetes is a chronic condition that may affect the adolescent age group. The main cause for this condition is the high glucose level in the blood. If found early by diagnosing the symptoms, type 2 diabetes can be well managed with weight management, healthy diet and exercise plan. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body doesn’t process the insulin effectively. As a result, the blood sugar level and fat increases
Type 2 diabetes in some people may not show symptoms in its early stages. Some of the early signs and conditions are:

  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Feeling thirsty or hungry
  • Feeling tiresome
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Frequent urinary tract infection or skin infection
  • Blurry vision
  • Pain or numbness in feet or hand
  • Mood swings

If you/ your child has any of these symptoms, contact our doctor immediately.

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Putting on overweight and unhealthy lifestyle are the main causes for type 2 diabetes in adults. Type 2 diabetes can occur in any individual. It becomes riskier when the patient is having other problems such as:

  • A family history of type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • PCOS
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • HDL cholesterol level lower than 35 mg/dL

Diet and exercise are the most recommended treatment options for type 2 diabetes in adults. In some cases, the doctor may suggest insulin or medication. Insulin therapy may be essential in severe cases.