Symptoms of diabetes in children

Diabetes Type 1 is the most common form of diabetes, found in almost 80% of children under the age of 16. Generally, it is caused to malfunctioned pancreas. In the case of type 1 diabetes- pancreas are unable to generate insulin. This type of diabetes is categorized in autoimmune disease. This is a condition wherein the body’s immune system attacks one’s own cells and tissues of the organ. The insulin generating cells of pancreas are destroyed in diabetes type-1.

Usually, childhood diabetes is not that common, but in recent years the rate of children affected with diabetes has increased all over the world. Every year hundreds of kids are found affected with diabetes type 1. The increased ratio of obesity in American society has welcomed diabetes in children. Obesity is the rising concern of many nutritionists. Children are highly fascinated with junk food, which contain ample amount of fats in the body. Obesity causes several life-threatening disorders such as, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, blood pressure, and strokes.

Numerous factors are responsible for developing the symptoms of diabetes in children. The main causes of diabetes in children are still not cleared. But the most possible reason for provoking the symptoms of diabetes is mutation of genes and various environmental factors. According to health survey, most of the children suffering from type1 diabetes do not have family background of diabetes. The classic symptoms of diabetes are very much similar to diabetes symptoms in children such as:
       Excessive thirst
       Extreme tiredness and weakness
       Sudden loss of weight
       Frequent urination
       Sudden increase in appetite
       Irritation
       Sudden weight gain
Some children even face symptoms such as severe headaches, cramps/ pain in stomach, and disturbed behavioral patterns. Sometimes diabetic acidosis appears prior diagnosing diabetes. Even though it very rarely occurs, it is better to have spread awareness among parents. The awareness associated with diabetes should be initiated by high schools. Consult your doctors if your child is found with even slightest abnormalities. Children are unable to communicate about the modification occurring in their body. Thus, parents should have a proper eye on their health.

Diabetes is incurable, but can be controlled and managed. If a child is diagnosed with diabetes, it is essential to start the treatment as sooner as possible, so that you can avoid further complication with your child. Generally, kids are least bothered about their health. Hence, parents have to make them understand about the importance of good health. Provide them information associated with junk food. Introduce them to healthy and nutritional food. Consult an expert dietician to design a proper diet chart for your child. Strictly implement this diet chart in their daily schedule. It is very much essential to provide your child with balanced diet that includes:

       Diet rich is carbohydrates and fiber  
       Cut down the intake of sugar and white flour
       Include plenty of fresh green leafy veggies and fruits
       Make them drink ample of water throughout the day
       Introduce them to light exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, and yoga.

Follow some simple measure to keep your child away from severe complications.