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Why Are So Many Young Children Being Diagonosed With Type 1 Diabeties
Hard to tell: Well, it's hard to tell why children become t1 diabetics. It's thought that diabetes in children is far less common that the adult onset or type 2 diabetes. The ratio is usually 1:10 (t1:t2). There has been no definite answer as to what causes it. Genetics, certain diseases (usually viral ones) occurred in childhood may influence the onset of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Presistent increased frequency 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
Why are children more likely to get type one diabetes the adults? --why aren't adults more likely to get type one?
Type : Type 1 diabetes is a problem where your body doesn't make enough insulin. It's more commonly found in young people and the cause is uncertain although fortunately there is tremendous research going on to find out. The pancrease doesn't make adequate Insulin supplies for your body. Type 2 diabetes is usually found in older people and the problem is that your body isn't sensitive to the effects of Insulin so your blood sugar goes up even though you have a lot of Insulin in your body. The good news about type 2 is you get control of your disease. Lose weight, exercise, eat the right stuff ( dodge the "whites"- potatoes, sugar, flour, rice) and you can make tremendous strides in controlling it without a lot of medicines. The type 1 diabetes use very small doses of Insulin (compared to the type2s) and have very labile blood sugars- type 2s don't do that so much. Some medications for them overlap but in general the type 1s need Insulin and type 2s don't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes risk: Having an immediate relative with type 1 dm increases one's risk of developing dm by 10-20 times. Comparing mother and father, if the father has type 1 dm, the risk his children will have it is approx 1 in 10, if mother has it, the risk is lower to 1 in 25. If a brother has it, the risk of another sibling has dm is 1 in 10. ...Read more
Several: Complications of poorly controlled type 1 diabetes is similar to type 2 and include heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, wounds that don't heal possibly leading to amputation, and kidney damage. The earlier you develop diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the higher the risk of developing complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See prior , plus: A complex question, but the best rx starts with everything that would be advised for the healthy development of any child. Type 1diabetic places that person at risk of more rapid agingof cardiocascular system. Additionally, maintaining a normal wt for ht, keeping an active lifestyle, eating healthy small meals 4-5 times daily, reg checkups, self-monitoring of bs. Love, don't smother, don't spoil. ...Read more
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