Wellness - Chronic Illnesses | 0-18 yrs

Diabetes In Children


Diabetes, the much-dreaded D word, evokes fear in most adults. And the bad news is that even children can develop it. Juvenile diabetes seems to be on the rise. With regards to the frequency of occurrence in children, The World Health Organization reports on their site: “The frequency of diabetes is rising around the world, and studies are showing children are at increasing risk of developing the disease. Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves - causing chronic problems and early death.”

As a parent, you need to be careful so that your child doesn’t develop it. You can start by identifying if your children have diabetes or the tendency for developing it. Certain signs and symptoms will help you know this. It is believed that obese children have a greater risk of developing diabetes. Also, those with higher stress levels fall in the risk zone for developing diabetes. Diabetes is classified into two types. Type 1 diabetes, which is most commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes and is found in children and young adults; and Type 2 diabetes, which is genetic and can also be inherited by children and teens. If your children show the propensity to develop diabetes, their sugar intake should be regulated.

To help you on this subject, we have collected some articles in our ClipBook. Take a look and get informed.


What Are The Risks Of Diabetes In Children?

The frequency of diabetes is rising around the world, and studies are showing children are at an increasing risk of developing the disease. About 350 million people worldwide have the illness, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years.

Some Facts About Diabetes

There is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes that can be traced back to rapid increase in foods that cause diabetes, obesity, and physical inactivity.

Childhood Obesity Can Lead To Diabetes

Obesity is the real culprit behind the increase in juvenile diabetes and heart diseases among children, said experts. In addition to biological or genetic factors, children are becoming overweight due to modern lifestyle, excess calorie intake in ...

Sugar Causes Type 2 Diabetes In Children

A study has found further evidence that heavy sugar consumption is linked to diabetes and heart disease in children. The research explored the effect of sugar on its own, rather than the effects of calories in general.

Childhood Stress Might Cause Diabetes

Children who experience high levels of stress are more likely to suffer from heart disease and diabetes later in life, a new research reveals.

Tips For Healthy Living For Diabetic Children

Here's a look at the importance of lifestyle and medication in keeping your child's blood glucose (blood sugar) levels under control.

Save Your Kids From Diabetes

Parents can lower their children's risk and even prevent diabetes from happening. Experts agree that diabetes prevention starts at home. Here's how.

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