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Talking About Health And Medical

Hello everyone, I’m Kurt. Welcome. I am delighted to share my knowledge about health and medical with you all. As soon as I started reading, I began pouring through medical textbooks. The way medical care has evolved over the years is definitely fascinating. The future advancements will likely be unlike anything anyone has ever seen. I will talk about different medical conditions and the treatment options available for each one. I will also talk about medical equipment used for diagnosis and treatments. Thanks for visiting my site. I hope you will come back often to learn more about this interesting subject.

5 Signs Your Child Should Be Tested For Diabetes

Many people think of diabetes as a problem people develop in older adulthood. However, type I diabetes, which is characterized by damage to the pancreas, is often called juvenile diabetes because it appears in childhood. Children who are obese or overweight are also at an increased risk for type II diabetes. As a parent, it's important to be on the lookout for signs that your little one needs to be tested for diabetes.

1. Extreme Hunger and Thirst

Kids' appetites can sometimes fluctuate, and it is not abnormal for kids to be very hungry some days, and less hungry on others. But if your child's appetite starts to skyrocket and become impossible to satisfy, he or she may have diabetes. Insatiable thirst is another sign of diabetes. Since the body cannot get sugar into the cells, your child remains hungry -- even when they have eaten plenty. The body must get rid of extra sugar in the urine, and making all of that urine leads to increased thirst.

2. Blurry Vision

Blurry vision is not always a sign of diabetes. Sometimes, it just means your child needs glasses. However, if your child suddenly complains of blurry vision -- or if he or she has blurry vision and also one of the other symptoms on this list -- diabetes may be to blame. Sustained high blood sugar levels can damage the optic nerve and lead to visual blurriness.

3. Sweet-Smelling Breath

Bad breath is one thing. Breath that smells like rotten fruit or a candy store is quite another. If your child's breath smells fruity, it could be because their body is not metabolizing sugar properly due to diabetes.

4. Fatigue

Children who have diabetes are often very lethargic and tired. Your child may have trouble getting out of bed in the morning and be completely unable to participate in physical activities. Just walking up the stairs may make them tired. This is because, when a person is diabetic, their cells are not getting the sugar they need to generate energy and power your child through the day. 

5. Weight Loss

If your child suddenly loses weight in spite of continuing to eat, this could be due to diabetes. The body cannot use the sugar from food, so it turns to the fat stores for energy. Children with diabetes sometimes lose 10 or 20 pounds in a period of weeks, so the weight loss is impossible to overlook. 

If your child is displaying any of the signs above, take him or her to your local pediatric services for sugar testing.