Diabetes is a serious metabolic disorder that prevents the body from properly breaking down and using food, especially sugar (carbohydrates). Today we will tell you everything you need to know about infant diabetes.
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Types of diabetes
Diabetes Type 1
The first type of diabetes causes insufficient production of pancreatic insulin. When this happens, the body cannot metabolize sugar, which leads to storage in the blood; these types of sugar (also known as glucose) cannot be utilized by the body and are expelled through urine, which means they are sent out with the water.
Being so, type 1 diabetes can start at any age. The extreme time is shown from approximately 5 to 6 years old and again from 11 to 13 years old.
The first sign is often increased uncontrolled urination. Other symptoms are also provided, such as being very thirsty and feeling severely tired, weight loss and anorexia.
Diabetes type 2
Type 2 diabetes used to be known as “adult-onset diabetes” because children never develop it. However, with obesity rates on the rise, more and more children are being diagnosed with this disease, some as young as 10 years old.
Symptoms are similar to those of type 1 diabetes and may appear gradually. Dark areas of skin are also common, especially near the neck or armpits.
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