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how will type 1 diabetes affect the health of my child?

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Dr. Charles A Bryant
48 years experience Endocrinology
Significant effect: A child with type 1 diabetes lacks the ability to make Insulin on their own. Presenting symptoms include poor weight gain, constant hunger, frequent urination and potential dehydration among others. Untreated type 1 diabetes can result in death - fortunately early diagnosis and the institution of Insulin replacement can control the disease and children can have a full and productive life.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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