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
(4)Sugar in urine
(5)Sudden vision changes
(7)Sudden weight loss
(8)Fruity, sweet or wine-like odor on breath
(9)Heavy, labored breathing
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.