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Let me know the similarities and differences of disease manifestation in children and in the elderly in diabetes?

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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Many

Older adults will often present with atypical symptoms of high blood sugar.
Lethargy, dehydration, confusion. Younger people will present with a high level of acid in their blood(ketosis). Both are very serious and need urgent attention by a health care provider, as they both can result in death if not idnetified and treated early.

In brief: Many

Older adults will often present with atypical symptoms of high blood sugar.
Lethargy, dehydration, confusion. Younger people will present with a high level of acid in their blood(ketosis). Both are very serious and need urgent attention by a health care provider, as they both can result in death if not idnetified and treated early.
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