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what are the symptoms of juvenile diabetes?

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Dr. David Roos
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Frequent urination: The most common symptoms of juvenile, type 1, Insulin dependent diabetes are 1. Frequent urination: the individual may need to urinate more than once an hour. 2. Excessive thirst 3. Extreme hunger. The high blood sugar makes the individual lethargic and irritable, often with a fruity smell to the breath. Infants and women with diabetes may have yeast infections that are difficult to treat.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars at home with home glucose monitors, before person get these symptoms, .
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DKA: Because children with type 1 dm are so prone to diabetic ketoacidosis, symptoms such as excessive thirst and urination (including overnight/bed wetting), abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss - merit immediate medical evaluation, particularly if vomiting. A urine dip stick positive for glucose and ketones is enough to make the presumptive diagnosis of type 1 dm in a child.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

Are you considered to be 'terminally ill' when diagnosed with juvenile diabetes?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: No, a person is not considered terminally ill when diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. The definition of terminally ill says that a person has an illness that cannot be adequately treated and is expected to die within 6 months. So, although a person may die from complications of diabetes years later, he would not be considered terminally ill until death seems unavoidable within 6 months.
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What is the treatment for juvenile diabetes?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Insulin: Juvenile diabetes is now called type 1 diabetes, an important distinction as more and more teens and tweens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes now. Type 1 diabetes is due to the immune system making antibodies that attack and destroy the cells in the pancreas that make insulin, so a person has no or very little insulin. Insulin is the core treatment for type 1 diabetes.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: juvenile diabetes?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
To make it simple:: You are born without appropriate Insulin producing cells in the pancreas and cannot produce you body's own insulin. Juvenile diabetics must take insulin.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Please explain how long can a person live with juvenile diabetes?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Normal life span: In many, as long as well controlled.

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