Signs Of Diabetes In Children Under 5

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Type 1 diabetes tends to start when people are under 25, although it can be diagnosed later in life. With Type 1 diabetes (also called insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes) the body's immune system destroys, or attempts to destroy, the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Insulin is the hormone that allows glucose to enter the cells of the body to provide fuel. When glucose can't enter the cells, it builds up in the blood and the body's cells literally starve to death. Everyone with Type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections and regularly monitor their blood glucose levels. The cause of Type 1 diabetes is unknown but it is thought to be an autoimmune disease, where the body's immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Not all diabetes in children and teenagers is the kind called Type 1. Type 2 diabetes is being seen increasingly in young people. Where Type 1 diabetes always requires insulin, Type 2 can require insulin but often it can be treated with other medicines such as tablets. This section deals only with young people who have Type 1 diabetes. We have talked to a range of young people who've lived with Type 1 diabetes from those wh Continue reading >>

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  1. Rita

    Why Can't You use Epsom salt if you are diabetic?

    So, Why can't people having diabetes aren't supposed to soak in warm or hot water?
    I bought some Epsom Salt and and noticed on the label that people with Diabetes should not soak in warm or hot water unless directed by your physician to do so!!. When searched online, I have noticed some negative stories about bad Epsom salt experiences but nothing seemed to be specific to diabetics as such!! What should be done?

  2. Jessi

    Re: Why Can't You use Epsom salt if you are diabetic?

    One of the main reasons is that it contains magnesium and that can be absorbed through the skin. If you have any kind of kidney disease this could affect you in a bad way. There might be specific salts for diabetics. Do a Google search to find out.

  3. Raman

    Re: Why Can't You use Epsom salt if you are diabetic?

    Soaking your feet with Epsom salt could possibly increase your risk of foot problems.
    Some individuals may urge Epsom salts as a magnesium supplement.
    Check your feet for cracks and signs of skin irritation. You should treat any issues as early as possible.
    You should know about foot damage as a potential complication, if you've got diabetes. Poor circulation and nerve damage frequently causes foot damage. High blood sugar levels can cause both of these conditions over time.
    This home remedy is’t recommended for people who have diabetes although some people soak their feet in Epsom salt baths. Soaking your feet may increase your risk of foot issues. Speak with your doctor before soaking your feet in Epsom salts.

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