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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Child Diabetes (Overview)

Child Diabetes is also known as Diabetes mellitus type 1. There are several forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes used to be called juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes. Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, adolescents, or young adults.


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Is it possible for a child to develop diabetes?

Is it possible for a child to develop diabetes?

Yes: Absolutely. Type i diabetes usually has its onset in childhood, and we are seeing an increasing number of children developing type ii diabetes associated with obesity. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
629 doctors shared insights

Child Diabetes (Overview)

Child Diabetes is also known as Diabetes mellitus type 1. There are several forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes used to be called juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes. Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, adolescents, or young adults.


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If a child wets his bed frequently, would that be a sign of diabetes?

If a child wets his bed frequently, would that be a sign of diabetes?

Bedwetting: Lot of times the bed wetting is normal phenomenon of childhood development. Try to control the bed wetting by various other means. If diabetic then other signs will be present. ...Read more

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Living with Type 2 Diabetes (Tip)

Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Always watch your carbs and develop a habit to read label to know the amount of carbohydrate ...See more

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What are the symptoms of child with diabetes?

What are the symptoms of child with diabetes?

Drinking and peeing: Kids with type 1 diabetes will have to drink and pee a lot. This is especially noticeable when it happens overnight causing disrupted sleep. Some may start wetting the bed again. Many kids are also hungrier and lose weight before diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of child with diabetes?

Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of child with diabetes?

Yes: Generally, if this is type 1 diabetes, a test called the hba1c can confirm the diagnosis as it determines if there's been a chronic elevation in blood sugar. In children, the presence of sugar and ketones in the urine are also tell-tale. ...Read more

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Preventing Diabetes (Tip)

Preventing Diabetes

Increased coffee consumption substantially reduces risk for diabetes, type 2. ...See more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

measure HbA1c every three months
monthly
measure daily blood sugar
daily
eat a high fiber, low processed food diet. limit simple sugars.
daily
daily exercise increases insulin sensitivity. be active.
daily
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How do you teach a child about type 1 diabetes when he’s just been diagnosed?

How do you teach a child about type 1 diabetes when he’s just been diagnosed?

DM team instruction: Every kid i pick up with dm1 is sent to a center with certified diabetes educators and physicians to begin the families orientation to this life changing event. My closest centers are fort worth, dallas, temple or austin but one has a local clinic for regular followup visits. Small hospital facilities & regular physicians often don't have the time or current info to do a well rounded orientation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetes in child?

What are the tests for diabetes in child?

Urine/blood: Most children with diabetes have type 1 and present with high blood sugar, very low Insulin and c-peptide and urine which is positive for glucose and ketones. A hba1c will be elevated, which is a marker of chronic blood sugar control extending over a few months back. If the child has diabetic ketoacidosis, labs will be followed hourly for glucose and electrolytes. Other blood tests are also done. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

ency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more


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