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Juvenile Diabetes – Warning Signs

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

My dear friend’s 7 year old son Carter was just diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes, Type I.  There is no known cure or cause for diabetes.  I did a little research on this type of Diabetes and it states that approximately 35,000 people are diagnoses with Type I diabetes each year and this includes 15,000 children.  This is approximately 1 child each hour. 

Here are the warning signs of Type I diabetes:  (these signs may occur suddenly)

  • Extreme thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Sugar in urine
  • Fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath
  • Increased appetite
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Drowsiness, lethargy
  • Heavy, labored breathing
  • Stupor, unconsciousness

 If you are someone you love have one or more of these signs, contact the doctor immediately. A lot of these symptoms can be misdiagnosed as a common illness such as the flu. Education is the key!!! 

These are the same signs for Type II diabetes.  My friend Dave was diagnosed with Type II diabetes and had the same signs. Doctors told him that he was lucky to have arrived at the hospital in time.

Click here for a list of warning symptoms and treatments for Juvenile Diabetes and low blood sugar.

My prayers go out to Carter and all the other children and their families who are fighting this illness!!!

~ Layla

P.S. Pass this Blog along to help spread the word and educate everyone out there to watch out for the signs of this illness.


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