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Could Your Child Have Diabetes?

More than 15,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 every year. Make sure you know the telltale signs -- they're all too easy to dismiss. When Chloe Powell started begging for one more drink of water every night, her father, Charles, thought his then 7-year-old was using a common bedtime stall tactic. "I was irritated that she wouldn't go to sleep," admits Dr. Powell, who's a family physician in Dallas. With all she was drinking, he wasn't surprised when she began wetting the bed. But when Chloe couldn't make it through a conversation without having to use the bathroom, he became concerned. "I figured she had a urinary-tract infection, and she'd take some antibiotics and feel better," says Dr. Powell. He wasn't at all prepared for what his daughter's urine test showed: a dangerously high level of sugar that was a clear indicator of type 1 diabetes. In an instant, Chloe, now 10, went from being a kid who never thought twice about the foods she ate or the energy she burned to one who'd face a lifetime of carbohydrate counting, finger pricks, and insulin injections. A Disease on the Rise Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body's immune system to mistakenly destr Continue reading >>

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  1. Akshay Jain

    Type 1 diabetes affects in early age. In this a person's body is unable to produce insulin. there's a genetic predisposition to this condition and disease can manifest it self randomly at any time or after any stresser I.e infection, trauma etc.

  2. RAJAMOHAN GOVINDARAJAN

    Genetic factors one important cause..Food habits sedentary lifestyle another factor .Stress and worries precipitate ..Type I diabetes is hereditary ..And in Type II beside family causes endocrinological defects and life style including food habits play in causation

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