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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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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An outdated term, more commonly referred to as Type 1 Diabetes using modern terminology, juvenile diabetes occurs when one loses their ability to make insulin in the beta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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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?

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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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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What to expect with an infant with bartters syndrome and juvenile diabetes?

Bartter Syndrome is: A group of genetic disorders caused by 5 mutations inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern . When both parents carry the same mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of having bartter syndrome. Type 4 is associated with "nerve deafness." altered re-absorption of electrolytes by the kidneys impacts health, growth & development. See: http://barttersite.Org/what-is-bartters-syndrome/. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between juvenile diabetes and myopia?

Is there a connection between juvenile diabetes and myopia?

No: An elevated blod sugar can cause myopia but once the blood sugar returns to normal so will the myopia. ...Read more

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How do u lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

How do u lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

Eat less/exercise: The more one eats, the more Insulin is needed to control blood sugar. Exercise helps increase sensitivity to Insulin so that less is needed to maintain good control also. Combining healthy eating and exercise is the safest and best way to obtain and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more

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What help me to lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

What help me to lose weight with juvenile diabetes?

Key principle...: Is assuming you have good control on current regimen and diet, you must decrease Insulin doses proportionately to decrease in calorie intake best if nutritionist cde or endocrinologist help you do so. ...Read more

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What causes a child to develop juvenile diabetes type 1?

What causes a child to develop juvenile diabetes type 1?

Multifactorial: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells. There are genetic factors which contribute to this; however, there is/are environmental trigger(s) which have not yet been identified. So, even if someone has the genetic potential for type 1 diabetes, it's not enough to get it. ...Read more

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What should I expect from a four year old who has juvenile diabetes?

What should I expect from a four year old who has juvenile diabetes?

Frequent testing: Blood glucose monitoring is so important in this age group as blood sugars can really fluctuate due to the toddler's diet and activity levels. For my young patients i prefer either basal Insulin with multiple daily injections or Insulin pumping. Very difficult to convince a 4 yo to eat when and what is expected. It may be difficult to determine lows b/w checks as they can't express verbally yet. ...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 prevention? What are the best ways to prevent juvenile diabetes?

Juvenile diabetes prevention? What are the best ways to prevent juvenile diabetes?

Prevention studies: There are several ongoing prevention studies for type 1 diabetes. If you have a family member with type 1, you can look for information about open prevention studies and get involved at www.Diabetestrialnet.Org. ...Read more

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Juvenile diabetes affecting menstruation? Can juvenile diabetes affect menstruation?

Yes: "in some women who have type 1 diabetes, the hormonal changes that come with menstruation can cause changes in blood glucose levels. Monitoring levels and adjusting Insulin accordingly is key to managing this monthly shift. " http://www.Everydayhealth.Com/type-1-diabetes/type-1-diabetes-menstruation.Aspx. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for juvenile diabetes?

Insulin: Juvenile diabetes is now called type 1 diabetes, an important distinction as more and more teens and tweens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes now. Type 1 diabetes is due to the immune system making antibodies that attack and destroy the cells in the pancreas that make insulin, so a person has no or very little insulin. Insulin is the core treatment for type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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