February 16, 2007, Newsletter Issue #90: Juvenile Diabetes

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Juvenile Diabetes is Type 1 diabetes that occurs in children and teens. Like adult-onset Type I diabetes, insulin is required to manage blood sugars, in addition to dietary changes.

Type 1 diabetes beginning in childhood is most reasonably related to several factors, including a diet high in fats and proteins, obesity and heredity. The diabetes type symptoms are essentially the same as with adults:

* excessive urination

* excessive thirst

* constant hunger

* weight loss

You might also see:

* blurred vision

* fruity-smelling breath

* rapid breathing

* drowsiness or sleepiness

Children with diabetes have the same risks for complications as adults, including: heart disease, kidney problems, skin ulcers, and nerve damage. Not treated properly or timely can bring on these complications at a much earlier age than with affected adults, and can result in strokes and amputations, at a young age.

Also, as with adult-onset diabetes, the primary treatment goals include: controlling weight, monitoring blood sugars, appropriate diet, and regular exercise.

It is vital that juvenile diabetes be diagnosed early, and treatment begins promptly to decrease the risk for complications and to promote a healthy adulthood.

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