Symptoms Of Diabetes

Learn The Diabetes Problems In Children

Your child’s diabetes is likewise a battle and the only weapon you have at your disposal is information you garnered from your doctor and your own research, plus a few shots of insulin. That is all, and you have to make the most out of it.

Therefore, as early as now, research the nature of diabetes. Below are some diabetes primers to help you:

Conditions
As previously mentioned, diabetes is a complex disorder that includes a number of conditions, all of which relate to the body’s inability to produce insulin. Here are a few conditions that you want to prepare for with your child’s diabetes:

Hypoglycemia: A condition of low blood glucose and sometimes called an insulin reaction. This happens from time to time to every person with diabetes and it is characterized by: shakiness, dizziness, hunger, sweating, headache, pale skin color, clumsy or jerky movements, tingling sensations around the mouth, seizure, difficulty paying attention, confusion, sudden moodiness or behavior changes, etc.

Constant monitoring of blood glucose is required in order to reduce its occurrence to a bare minimum. However, if you observe any of the above symptoms in your child, the quickest method of treatment is to make him/her take glucose tablets, five to six pieces of candy, or a half cup of fruit juice.

Hyperglycemia: This is the opposite of hypoglycemia and is considered as one of the major causes of complications that happen to people with diabetes. The word means high blood glucose, occurring when the body has too little or not enough insulin. It could also occur when the body is not able to use insulin properly.

Watch out for the following symptoms of hyperglycemia: high blood glucose, high levels of sugar in the urine, frequent urination, and increased thirst. Again, constant blood glucose monitoring is required to detect the symptoms early and treat it before the condition worsens.

Ketoacidosis: This is a serious condition that may lead to diabetic coma or even death. The cause is dangerously high levels of ketones, acids that build up in the blood because of high glucose levels. When there are too much ketones in the blood, this could lead to poisoning, resulting in your body’s breakdown.

Ketoacidosis is too serious a condition to treat at home, so treatment often happens in the hospital. However, if you learn to recognize the signs early, then you may be able to prevent the condition all together.

Note these early symptoms: thirst or a very dry mouth, frequent urination (ketones appear in urine if there isn’t enough insulin), high blood glucose levels, dry or flushed skin, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fruity odor on breath, confusion, and a hard time breathing.