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Diabetes Symptoms Children

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Diabetes Symptoms Children

Diabetes symptoms of adult and children are the same; however, certain diabetes symptoms are specific to the child. 

Diabetes symptoms unique to children

Symptoms that are more typical for children include:

  • Bedwetting
  • Unexplained frequent illness
  • Yeast infection causes diaper rashes in babies. Girls and boys develop a yeast infection in their genitals.
  • Slow growth and lazy attitude compared to other children.
  • Certain behavior problems are common, such as irritation.
  • More vulnerable to respiratory infections

Undiagnosed and untreated diabetes leads to ketoacidosis. Once your child’s blood glucose is unable to utilize, then his or her body starts the breakdown of fat for energy, this is ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis releases toxic acid into the bloodstream, causing various symptoms; they are:

  • Abdominal pain (tummy pains)
  • Dehydration – skin, and tongue becomes dry
  • Vomiting
  • Loses weight and becoming lean
  • Breath is sweet smelling
  • Child feels drowsy
  • Pressure drops, pulse weaker
  • The child may go semi-conscious or even unconscious in an advanced stage

Diabetes symptoms for children explained

  • Bedwetting – Excess glucose in the blood is a washout by the kidney causes frequent and excess urination in diabetes. As a child, they cannon able to control urination in sleeping causing bedwetting.
  • Unexplained frequent illness – is due to weak immunity caused by elevated blood sugar level.
  • Yeast infection - elevated blood glucose in the blood is removing by the kidney, passes out as urine; this environment is favorable for the yeast to grow conveniently.
  • Slow growth and lazy attitude - is due to lack of glucose utilization.
  • Certain behavior problems - glucose is not able to utilize properly thus causing some mental symptoms such as irritation.
  • More vulnerable to respiratory infections – weak immunity due to raised blood glucose level, additionally excess glucose is removing through urine, sweat, and breath. This may lead to respiratory infection.
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