Getting a diagnosis of Diabetes for you or your child can be devastating. Type 1 Diabetes, sometimes called Insulin
-dependent diabetes, strikes children and young adults when the Pancreas
no longer makes enough insulin to control the glucose level in the blood. When a person's body doesn't get enough insulin, the body reacts to having too much glucose.
Some of the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes are:
- Being very thirsty
- Urinating often
- Feeling tired for no reason
- Feeling very hungry
- Losing weight without trying
- Having sores that heal slowly
- Having dry, itchy skin
- Losing the feeling in your feet or having tingling in your feet
- Having blurry eyesight
- Diabetic ketoacidosis – a very dangerous symptom when diabetes goes undiagnosed
While there are other diseases that might have similar symptoms, if you notice you or your child experiencing any of these symptoms, it's best to consult your physician right away so that you can be testing and be properly diagnosed.