Type 1 often diagnosed late in children

Doctors often fail to diagnose Type 1 diabetes in children until the symptoms are severe, according to a recent article from the Press Association.

Most children with the disease only find out after they are nauseas, vomiting, breathing rapidly. According to a recent study, 25% of kids with Type 1 diabetes only find out they have the disease after they are suffering from Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), a condition involving extremely high blood sugar levels. DKA can lead to coma and death.

The younger the child, the worse the odds. More than one in three (35%) kids diagnosed under the age of five had an attack.

There are a number of symptoms associated with diabetes, including extreme thirst and frequent urination. In young kids, bed wetting may be an early warning sign of diabetes.

— as reported by Diabetes Newshound

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