Juvenile Diabetes…is it becoming an epidemic with our children?

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Juvenile Diabetes…is it becoming an epidemic with our children? As American is getting fatter the worry of Juvenile Diabetes is rapidly growing in our children. As parents rely on fast food and sugary food all this contribute to weight gain for the child. Diabetes is a very serious matter and sometimes it is over looked until it has been medically diagnosed by a professional Doctor.Diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin or the body is not able to use the insulin it is receiving. Insulin is a hormone that allows sugar to be processed effectively. This causes blood sugar levels to rise above what is healthy.

There are two different types of diabetes that affect children –

type 1 diabetes and

pediatric type 2 diabetes.

Many Doctor state almost all the patients who get type 2 diabetes are overweight, unlike type 1 diabetes, which has a different cause.

“Type 2 diabetes represents a state of insulin insufficiency and insulin resistance. In pediatric type 2 diabetes, almost all patients are obese. In contrast, individuals with type 1 diabetes have insulin deficiency with little or no insulin resistance based on age and pubertal status and BMI [body mass index].” Type 2 diabetes is believed to be accelerated in children at the time of puberty. Experts are now calling type 2 diabetes among children an epidemic. Type 1 diabetes is both similar and different than type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age but is most commonly diagnosed from infancy to the late 30s. In this type of diabetes, a person’s pancreas produces little or no insulin.
Those that have type 1 diabetes must use insulin injection in order to stay alive and must make sure it is regulated constantly. There blood sugar must be check regularly also.

Both types 1-2 diabetes should follow up with a good healthy diet this will help those with the extra weight to start losing and helping to manage the diabetes as well.

Again this is where the Night Helper Watches can come into play……allowing the individual to set the watches at the desire time frame reminding them to take there medication on time.

Symptoms of Juvenile Diabetes

(1)Extreme thirst
(2)Frequent urination
(3)Drowsiness, lethargy
(4)Sugar in urine
(5)Sudden vision changes
(6)Increased appetite
(7)Sudden weight loss
(8)Fruity, sweet or wine-like odor on breath
(9)Heavy, labored breathing
(10)Stupor, unconsciousness

If you or your children are experiencing these symptoms please schedule an appointment with your physician .I know that it will be a little difficult for a moment but you will learn to manage. Take the time to read and educate yourself and your love one.



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5 thoughts on “Juvenile Diabetes…is it becoming an epidemic with our children?

  • October 18, 2008 at 5:40 am

    I think it is really great that you post so many things that are important medically. you care so much. Love ya.


  • August 8, 2008 at 3:17 am

    Once again you have shown the world how big your heart is 🙂 xoxo

    Excellent post Lisa!

  • August 7, 2008 at 3:31 am

    My niece is a brittle Diabetic. We have been through a coma with her and are so glad that she is with us today! It is truly a tough situation to deal with on a day to day basis.


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