Juvenile Diabetes and Signs of Diabetes In Children

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. The symptoms in children are the same as in adults :

  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Weight loss despite increased appetite
  • Tiredness
  • Blurred vision
  • Darkened skin
  • Slow healing wounds


Type 2 diabetes is more and more often diagnosed in children. For type two diabetes family history is very important , so if someone of your close family has diabetes your child may be in greater risk of getting diabetes and also if your child is overweight is also in greater risk from diabetes . Type 1 diabetes is common to present in children in school age ecpecially if it is type 1 diabetes.


Type 1 diabetes is previously known as juvenile diabetes, because this type of diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. 90 % of children with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes there is no insulin beeing produced so the glucose can not get into the cells at all, so the level of glucose rises and rises. The life expectancy of children with diabetes is reduced by up to 15 years.

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