Juvenile Diabetes

Diabetes in children leads them to face several other health complications and to be on medication throughout their lives. It is said that diabetes is a slow poison that kills slowly, so it's better to give children early medication.

According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas's recent reports, over one million Indian kids and adolescents below the age of 15 are suffering from Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Isn't it shocking? Awareness is needed to understand and prevent this fatal disease in children.

What is Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus?

It is a condition that occurs when the body stops producing insulin required to control the blood sugar levels. It happens when there is autoimmune destruction of beta cells in the pancreas. This condition generally occurs in childhood, but adults can also have it.


It is essential to know the signs of type 1 diabetes mellitus. You will have to visit a juvenile diabetologist if your child is showing two or more than two symptoms:

  • Weight loss
  • Feeling more thirsty and frequent urination:
  • Rapid hunger pangsExhaustion:
  • Irritability
  • Fruity-smelling breath
  • Blurred vision
  • Yeast infection
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