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Doctor insights on: Michael Gartner Essay Published 1994 On Death Of Son Juvenile Diabetes

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What are the symptoms of juvenile diabetes?

What are the symptoms of juvenile diabetes?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: juvenile diabetes?

What is the definition or description of: juvenile diabetes?

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. ...Read more

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Why are so many kids getting diabetes now? Is it juvenile diabetes?

Obesity: More kids are now obese (too much food and less activity) which is the number one cause of diabetes. ...Read more

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How does managing type 1 juvenile diabetes change in the teen years?

How does managing type 1 juvenile diabetes change in the teen years?

Compliance: It's not unusual for well controlled kids to become poorly controlled teens.It can be cuz growing bodies (puberty!) have different Insulin needs, having diabetes makes them feel different from peers so they avoid diabetes care when not at home, or teenagers' feeling of invincibility makes them think missing some testing & Insulin is ok.Support group for your teen&you can help&don't miss appointments. ...Read more

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I had a hard time standing in the shower today, could it be juvenile diabetes?

I had a hard time standing in the shower today, could it be juvenile diabetes?

Highly unlikely: Could have latent autoimmune diabetes in adult but it is uncommon we worry about other more common issues at age 39- simplly not drinking enough fluids heart, blood pressure problems of most concern. ...Read more

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

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

No: Absolutely not ! examples of many successful people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at various ages are abound, just google and you will be surprised! ...Read more

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Juvenile diabetes symptoms? How can one tell if their child has juvenile diabetes?

By doing Blood test: Juvenile diabetese can only be diagnosed by doing blood test.Checking blood sugar.Symptoms are loss of weigh excessive thirst, and appetite and passing too much urine blood test is the only way you can find out. ...Read more

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Is juvenile diabetes a sex linked or autosomal trait?

Is juvenile diabetes a sex linked or autosomal trait?

Neither.: It is very modestly hereditary, but not nearly so as type 2! it is not sex linked. ...Read more

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Is obesity a problem with juvenile diabetes?

Is obesity a problem with juvenile diabetes?

Absolutely: Obesity is a problem. Diabetes is a problem. The combination of the two exacerbates the situation significantly. Obesity may not directly cause juvenile diabetes although new studies link infant/toddler obesity with increased rates of type 1 diabetes. However, having type 1 or 2 diabetes and obesity is an indication that food choices are not wise and will likely shorten lifespan. ...Read more

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Juvenile Diabetes (Definition)

An outdated term, more commonly referred to as Type 1 Diabetes using modern terminology, juvenile diabetes occurs when one loses their ability to make insulin in the beta cells of the pancreas due to an autoimmune process. Because insulin lowers blood glucose (sugar) levels, without the ability to make enough insulin, blood glucose levels rise, which is the classic finding in diabetes. Treatment involves administering insulin via subcutaneous ...Read more


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