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Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that has no known cause, and is characterized by the pancreas failure to produce insulin.
Type 2 Diabetes occurs when the child’s body does not effectively metabolize glucose. Although on the rise, Type 2 Diabetes is less rare in children and in most cases can be prevented by promoting a healthy diet and regular exercise.
The symptoms and treatments listed here relate to Type 1 Diabetes.
Symptoms

Impatience
Impulsiveness
Marked talkativeness
Frequent fidgeting
Difficulty controlling emotions
Interrupts constantly
Easily distracted
Can’t follow instructions
Does not complete tasks
Forgetful & loses focus
Runny nose
Cough
Watery eyes
Swollen glands
Sore throat
Headache
Stomach – Upset tummy
Vomiting
Wheezing
Swelling of the throat
Anaphylactic shock
Frequent coughing
Wheezing or whistling sound when exhaling
Tightness of the chest
Shortness of breath
Sleep problems due to difficulty breathing
Delayed recovery following a respiratory infection
Avoidance of exercise
Runny nose
Sneezing
Fever
Cough
Wheezing
Laboured breathing
Noticeable rising of chest
Itchy, red rash on whole body
Raised bumps that become small fluid-filled blisters
Headache
Abdominal pain
Loss of appetite
Fever
Irritability and discomfort
Itchy, red rash on whole body
Congested or runny nose
Nasal discharge that starts out clear but becomes yellow or green
Possible ear pain
Sensitive eyes
Fussiness
Low-grade fever
Sneezing & coughing
Headache
Disruptions in sleeping patterns
Hacking cough
Sore throat
Raspy voice
Laboured breathing
Noise while inhaling
Increased thirst
Excessive hunger
Rapid weight gain or loss
Fatigue
Irritability
Erratic behaviour
Blurred vision
Genital yeast infections
Severe nappy rash
Treatments
Blood sugar monitoring
Continuous glucose monitoring
Insulin
Pancreas transplant

Remedies
Healthy eating
Follow a low carbohydrates, low fat & moderate protein diet, high in complex carbohydrates (i.e. fibre-rich)
Liberal ingestion of garlic and onions
Ingest chromium and zinc-rich foods
Timing of meals and snacks is important Exercise regularly
Good sleeping patterns
Risk
2-3
1 – Can be treated at home
2 – Medical attention is necessary
3 – Urgent medical assistance is necessary

Disclaimer:
As always, take your newborn, baby, toddler or older child to your doctor if symptoms are severe or worrying. Our guide is just that, a guide, and does NOT replace medical supervision.

 

 

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