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What is the definition or description of: Child Diabetes?

What is the definition or description of: Child Diabetes?

Child diabetes: Usually is referring to type 1 diabetes mellitus which is most common in children and is a metabolic disorder where the pancrease fails to produce insulin which is required to metabolize glucose, so blood sugar rises, causing excess urination, excess thirst and ketosis from digestion of proteins. Children can get DM type 2 too, but is more often related to obesity and insulin resistance. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Child Diabetes (Definition)

Usually is referring to type 1 diabetes mellitus which is most common in children and is a metabolic disorder where the pancrease fails to produce insulin which is required to metabolize glucose, so blood sugar rises, causing excess urination, excess thirst and ketosis from digestion of proteins. Children can get DM type 2 too, but is more often related to ...Read more


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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 symptoms of early diabetes in a child?

What are the symptoms of early diabetes in a child?

4 major symptoms: The symptoms of diabetes are: excessive thirst, excessive urinating, excessive eating but losing weight. Often these children come in very sick. ...Read more

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What is diabetes and how do I manage it for my child?

What is diabetes and how do I manage it for my child?

Get a Pediatrician: This question, to answer, would require a whole textbook. This is way out of bounds of this simple health app. I am sure your pediatrician will have you go to a diabetes education program as well as setting you up to learn from educators how to manage this complex condition for your child. It may seem overwhelming but it will be something you and your family can all learn to manage well. ...Read more

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What are the best clinical treating diabetes of child?

What are the best clinical treating diabetes of child?

Childhood diabetes: This depends on the type of diabetes. Children more commonly have type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes. This needs to be treated with insulin. As the number of children with type 2 diabetes is on the rise, more children may be treated with medications other than insulin. ...Read more

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How to take care of a child with diabetes?

How to take care of a child with diabetes?

Endocrinologist: It is a very complex question. A child with diabetes should ideally be under the care of an endocrinologist. Dietary management, exercise and close monitoring of blood sugars and ketones are critical to help with medication management. ...Read more

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What are the chances of child with diabetes?

What are the chances of child with diabetes?

Diabetes: While children with diabetes are at risk for complications, they can do very well, provided they are followed regularly by their physician and have their sugars consistently well controlled. ...Read 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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How do I know if my chubby child has diabetes yet?

How do I know if my chubby child has diabetes yet?

Age???: Diabetes comes in 2 basic forms. The children's form develops abruptly after a virus destroys Insulin production. They quickly loose sugar in the urine, eat & drink ravenously & loose 10lb in a week. The fluffy adults make Insulin but not enough and they gradually get into trouble over months or years. A glucose tolerance test or A1c can give you early indication on a teen, in pre teens a urine test. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat child with diabetes?

Are there natural ways to treat child with diabetes?

No: The only way to treat type 1 diabetes is to replace the Insulin that the pancreas no longer makes. Studies have failed to find supplements to reverse the process or even slow it down. ...Read more

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What happens to a child with diabetes later in life?

What happens to a child with diabetes later in life?

Type 1 I presume: He may develop complications. Dr thornalley in england has shown that diabetics excrete large amounts of vitamin b 1 in urine. I would advise a supplement of thiamine and magnesium with a well rounded multivitamin for life. Seek a good nutritionist for doses. ...Read more

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What're some characteristics of a child with diabetes?

What're some characteristics of a child with diabetes?

Type 1 or 2: Children that develop type 2 diabetes are usually obese at the time of diagnosis.
Children with type 1 are usually lean, and present with a history of weight loss.
Warning since 20% of our children are overweight you sometimes have a hard time determening which type of diabetes at the begining. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to take care of a child with diabetes?

Can you tell me how to take care of a child with diabetes?

Wouldn't try: The management of diabetes, especially in children, requires a team effort. Part of the initial diagnosis & management includes referral to a diabetes center where certified diabetes educators work with the kid & family to understand the pattern of treatment & dietary modification needed to give the best outcome. Kids training is modified to match their stage of physical and emotional development ...Read more

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What happens if a child does not take care of their juvinal diabetes?

Sickness and death: Untreated juvenile diabetes will cause death. Partially treated (or poorly treated) diabetes will lead to long term complications like blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, strokes, amputations, and early death. ...Read more

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Must I ban my child from eating sweets if family history of diabetes?

Must I ban my child from eating sweets if family history of diabetes?

No: Eating sweets, even excessive amount, does not cause type 2 diabetes mellitus. Obesity does. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of a 5 year old child suffering from diabetes?

How can I best take care of a 5 year old child suffering from diabetes?

5 year old diabetic.: Ask a diabetologist or pediatric endocrinologist. Do not go to others unless these are not available. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a child having both diabetes and hypoglycemia?

What is the probability of a child having both diabetes and hypoglycemia?

Poor control: If a kid has diabetes, they have no automatic regulation of their blood sugar with insulin, it all comes with supplementary injected insulin. Depending on meal plan and Insulin types/dose/injection site/etc. You can give too much Insulin and become hypoglycemic and too little and get hyperglycemic. It is all part of diabetic control issues. ...Read more

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What exercise to gve a young obbesse child who as a family history of diabetes?

What exercise to gve a young obbesse child who as a family history of diabetes?

Anything physical: That he/she will do reliably for about 30-45 minutes (or longer) just about every day. Also depends on age--older kids have better coordination and get less frustrated with more complex activities than younger ones. ...Read more

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Type2 DM women can have second child. Probability of second child getting diabetes?

Type2 DM women can have second child. Probability of second child getting diabetes?

Diabetes: If you have good control of your type 2 diabetes you should have no issues with a second child.

To make sure this is the way it will be please do what you can to keep your blood sugar under control.

PS: My mom had diabetes after she had 3 children and her youngest son, now age 65, has never had diabetes, Neither have I. ...Read more

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How is double diabetes treated? What can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

How is double diabetes treated? What can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

Follow MD advice: Double diabetes is a serious illness. Either type of diabetes alone is bad enough, having both requires careful attention to diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. You can be supportive of the child's efforts toward self-care and in complying with the doctor's instructions. ...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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What are the odds of a child having diabetes?

What are the odds of a child having diabetes?

It depends: Depends on many factors. If diabetes runs in both the mothers side and the fathers side of the family, the child has a increased chance of developing diabetes. ...Read more

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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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When is the best time to have a child tested for diabetes?

When is the best time to have a child tested for diabetes?

Whenever needed: Good reasons for testing for diabetes vary depending upon circumstances. A child who seems to be eating a lot but losing weight, abnormally thirsty and urinating a lot, or with sudden blurred vision should be checked immediately. With risk factors for type 1 diabetes (family history, other autoimmune diseases) or type 2 diabetes (family history, obesity, dark skin patches) screening may be needed. ...Read more

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If my child craves sweets, does that mean he has diabetes?

If my child craves sweets, does that mean he has diabetes?

No: It means he likes sweats. If your child eats and drinks continuously but is loosing weight, I would have them checked for diabeted. Craving sweats is something we teach kids to do by using it as a reward or too frequently. ...Read more

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How can I help my child live a normal life with type I diabetes?

How can I help my child live a normal life with type I diabetes?

Love: Treat them as normal kids with unique needs. Find them a caring competent pediatrician and endocrinologist. Listen, assess, let them know your limits, let them figure out answers on their own for the most part, but always with appropriate limitations. Don't spoil them or let them develop an attitude of feeling entitled. Sound like good advice for any parent? It is. ...Read more

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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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If I crave sweet foods, does that mean my child will likely have diabetes?

If I crave sweet foods, does that mean my child will likely have diabetes?

No: Your cravings for sweets and their consumption do not cause diabetes in your infant. However, a test for gestational diabetes should be offered to all women beginning in the third trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I cope with my feelings after my child's recent diabetes diagnosis?

How can I cope with my feelings after my child's recent diabetes diagnosis?

Talk: Talk with family, friends, neighbors, and/or your child's doctor. Talk with other people with diabetes, if you know any. Also, look for local support groups. ...Read more

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How do I explain diabetes to my child? I am overwhelmed since getting the diagnosis.

How do I explain diabetes to my child? I am overwhelmed since getting the diagnosis.

Link: There are numerous community efforts guided to help you become informed.
Try on the link below to find something near your home. Also your doc will provide numerous resources.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/diabetes/ndep/. ...Read more

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What happens if a child wets his/her bed frequently, could that be a sign of diabetes?

What happens if a child wets his/her bed frequently, could that be a sign of diabetes?

Depends: Children can bed wet until their teens. Unless this is a new thing, it's perfectly normal. Bedwetting alarms can be helpful. There are medications you can use as well for an older child that is starting to get embarrassed.

Of course if it's a new thing, he's losing weight & drinking more, having daytime accidents, fever, painful urination etc, that is a sign of something concerning ...Read more

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How can I help my child cope with type 1 diabetes?

How can I help my child cope with type 1 diabetes?

Depends: Every child faced with the diagnosis of diabetes responds differently. Younger children often cope well, adjusting to a new routine with repitition. Older children, especially teens, sometimes rebel. Be supportive and encouraging. Work with your child's endocrinologist on how you can be supportive. They often have wonderful age-appropriate resources to support your child, your family, and you! ...Read more

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My husband has type 2 diabetes can he bear a child?

My husband has type 2 diabetes can he bear a child?

Yes and no: Men don't normally give birth to children (ha ha), but seriously, having type 2 diabetes should not reduce fertility from a male standpoint. Sometimes men with vascular disease can have e.D., but that is treatable otherwise. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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When should a child be evaluated for diabetes insipidus?

When should a child be evaluated for diabetes insipidus?

Thirst, lots of urine: Diabetes insipidus is a disorder that impairs the body's ability to make concentrated urine. Common symptoms in childhood might include constant thirst and large amounts of urine. There is also often a family history of the disease that can prompt an evaluation by the child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why did a child with no family history of diabetes get it?

Autoimmune response: Whoever finds the cause to type 1 diabetes will likely get a nobel prize. One theory is that a virus sets of an autoimmune cascade. The body immune system then sends antibodies that attack the islet cell of the pancreas. Once, enough islets are killed, one develops diabetes. ...Read more

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How do I prepare the teachers to help my child with diabetes?

Safe at school: Check out the resources available for this situation from the american diabetes association safe at school program. Http://www. Diabetes. Org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/diabetes-care-at-school/. ...Read more

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How much sugar can a child with diabetes safely have each day?

How much sugar can a child with diabetes safely have each day?

Varies: This depends upon your child's weight, and response to Insulin and/or other diabetes management. This is a question best reviewed with your physician, dietician and diabetes educator working with you and your child. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more