Warning! Diabetes and Your Child

Not only the adults could have Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Your child may also at risk of developing this chronic disease.

Not solely influenced by genetic factors, disease is also triggered by an unhealthy diet and lack of activity. DM disease that attacks children is a systemic disorder that occurs due to impaired glucose metabolism. You must be aware and take care of your children.

This situation can occurs due to damage insulin-producing cells in salivary gland gastric (pancreatic) so that insulin production reduced and even halted. Insulin is a hormone that plays a role important to maintain a balance of sugar in the body. DM one disease is also caused by an autoimmune process, a state where there is damage to the immune system, allowing the body to produce an anti-insulin-producing cells.

Therefore, DM disease in children is a disease that cannot be prevented. In fact, it is very difficult to know early on before the onset of clinical symptoms.

Parents are expected to be alert when children show symptoms like frequent urination, increased thirst and hunger, fatigue, weight loss, shortness of breath, sour-smelling breath child, a fungal infection of the skin, blurred vision, or abdominal pain, consult the doctor. 

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