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What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Several: Complications of poorly controlled type 1 diabetes is similar to type 2 and include heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, wounds that don't heal possibly leading to amputation, and kidney damage. The earlier you develop diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the higher the risk of developing complications.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Mostly Acute: We don't see too many long-term complications in pediatric type 1 diabetes because kids haven't had it long enough. Early kidney and eye problems, sometimes also gastroparesis after several years of particularly poor control by teenage years, not pre-teens. Hypoglycemia and DKA are by far the most common (acute) complications seen in kids with type 1 dm.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the most common cause for having diabetes in children? Type 1 or 2?

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Dr. Holly Barth
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General Practice 9 years experience
Type 1: Type 1 diabetes typically presents in a younger population while type 2 in an older. This is not always the case, though. As more children become obese, more are getting type 2, but most children who have diabetes have type 1. Conversely, most adults have type 2.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1 in children who have not been diagnosed?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight even as they are hungrier. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes diabetes mellitus type 1 to develop in children?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Autoimmunity: Autoimmune destruction of beta cells in the islets of pancreas abrogates the ability to produce insulin. This may be instigated by viral infection, however no specific agent has been identified.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are some cookbooks for children with type one diabetes?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
No need for cookbook: Dm 1 only requires the correct amount of calories and guidance of nutritionist. He needs Insulin injections due to lack of production.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me more about diabetes mellitus type 1?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
Autoimmune: Type 1 diabetes is more frequent in the juvenile years though you can get it at any time, that is why it used to be called juvenille diabetes. For reasons yet to be identified( there could be many) your body makes antibodies against the cells that produce Insulin destroying them and rendering the person Insulin deficient.

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