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All to know about Diabetes in Children

Diabetes in children is also known as insulin dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes. Diabetes is a condition in which body is not able to produce important hormone insulin. When diabetes develops in children then it is very important to provide missing insulin to them. Children suffering from diabetes require consistent care and daily monitoring of the blood sugar and insulin delivery. The symptoms of diabetes in children are

·         Frequent urination and increased thirst

·         Extreme hunger

·         Weight loss

·         Behavior changes

·         Fatigue

·         Yeast infection in genitals

·         Blurred vision

The cause of diabetes in children is absence of insulin producing cells. The immune system of the body that generally destroys harmful viruses and bacteria mistakenly kills insulin producing calls present in the pancreas. Apart that, environmental and genetics factors also play a crucial role in developing diabetes. Diabetes in children also has some risks such as genetic susceptibility, family history, and race. Some environmental factors such as diet, viruses also develop some risk for developing diabetes.

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Problems associated with diabetes are

·         Heart and blood vessel disease

·         Nerve damage

·         Eye damage

·         Kidney damage

·         Osteoporosis

·         Skin diseases

Diagnosis of diabetes in children is performed by some blood tests such as random blood sugar test, glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test, and fasting blood sugar test. Some other tests include test for antibodies and urine test to check the presence of ketones.

Treatment for diabetes is a lifelong work and includes insulin therapy, blood sugar monitoring, regular exercise and healthy eating. The treatment plan for kids changes time by time according to their age. It is recommended to consult with a pediatric to provide a safe a secure care to the child. Regular exercise and healthy diet has many benefits, such as

·         Improve level of glucose control

·         Reduce risk of developing diabetes

·         Increased sensitivity to insulin

·         Reduce hyperglycemia

·         Increased fibrinolysis

Fayth clinic, Mumbai provides best plans for healthy eating and regular exercise. The doctors at Fayth clinic help the children to gain their confidence and normalize their life with insulin therapy.  

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