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Causes and symptoms of diabetes in children and adolescents

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that may affect adults, children and adolescents.

What is diabetes, what are the causes of diabetes, and are there early symptoms that indicate the possibility of infection?

Next in the article to learn more.

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results in infection as a result of increased levels of sugar in the blood. At this stage, the human body is unable to secrete sufficient amounts of insulin and the cells of the body are unable to receive it, leading to an increase in the level of sugar in the blood.

Diabetes is classified into two types, type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

In this article, we will cover type 1 diabetes:

Signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children usually develop rapidly, and may include:

⭕️extreme thirst

⭕️Frequent urination and the possibility of bed-wetting in toilet-trained children

⭕️Feeling very hungry

⭕️Unintentional weight loss


⭕️Changes in the child's behavior

What are the causes of diabetes?

⭕️Diabetes may be a genetic cause

⭕️Eating foods rich in fats and sugars that are easily absorbed into the blood, which leads to increased insulin resistance.

⭕️Not practicing sports

⭕️ obesity

What is the role of periodic laboratory tests in the early detection of diabetes?

Laboratory medical tests are tests that are carried out by drawing blood, urine, or stool, depending on the cause of the health problem and the diagnosis of the specialist doctor. These tests are ordered by the doctor in certain cases to obtain more accurate results.

Failure to conduct periodic examinations at certain times may lead to failure to discover the health problem, which leads to exacerbation of the condition and delay in treating the cause of the problem.

Diabetes can be controlled by monitoring blood sugar and injecting insulin to improve the quality of life and control blood sugar in children with type 1 diabetes. It is always important to follow the treatment plan by the specialist doctor.

Do not hesitate to consult our doctors here at Intermed Clinic, your child's health matters.

In the pediatric clinic, we have more than 12 subspecialties specialized in diagnosing all your child's health problems:

  1. General Pediatrics

  2. Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic

  3. Pediatric Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, and Nutrition Clinic

  4. Pediatric endocrinology and diabetes clinic

  5. Chest diseases and Sleep Disorders childrinen

  6. Pediatric Cardiology Clinic

  7. Children's Immunology and Allergy Clinic

  8. Children's Neurology Clinic

  9. Children's Developmental Disorders Clinic

  10. Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic

  11. Pediatric Surgery

  12. Pediatric Urology Clinic

  13. Vaccinations for children and infants

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