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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are some cookbooks for children with type one diabetes?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 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.

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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 50 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 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
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 10 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 29-year-old female asked:

Why are children more likely to get type one diabetes the adults? --why aren't adults more likely to get type one?

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Dr. Randi Leggett
Dr. Randi Leggettanswered
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Type : Type 1 diabetes is a problem where your body doesn't make enough insulin. It's more commonly found in young people and the cause is uncertain although fortunately there is tremendous research going on to find out. The pancrease (pancrelipase) doesn't make adequate Insulin supplies for your body. Type 2 diabetes is usually found in older people and the problem is that your body isn't sensitive to the effects of Insulin so your blood sugar goes up even though you have a lot of Insulin in your body. The good news about type 2 is you get control of your disease. Lose weight, exercise, eat the right stuff ( dodge the "whites"- potatoes, sugar, flour, rice) and you can make tremendous strides in controlling it without a lot of medicines. The type 1 diabetes use very small doses of Insulin (compared to the type2s) and have very labile blood sugars- type 2s don't do that so much. Some medications for them overlap but in general the type 1s need Insulin and type 2s don't.

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