Warning to parents: 5 signs that your child has this disease!

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With the growing demand for poor eating habits in children and lack of physical activity, many of them are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, so it is important to pay attention to some of the signs that appear on them and serve indicator of infection.

Nutrition experts expect a high rate of type 2 diabetes in children, based on poor eating habits, such as gorging on fatty foods and an inactive lifestyle.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said the number of Americans under 20 with type 2 diabetes could increase by up to 700% by 2060.

American and British scientists have been monitoring the signs of the disease, which are easier to detect in adults than in children, and the symptoms appear very gradually over weeks or even months.

And Canadian doctor, Langis Michaud, warned of 5 signs parents should watch out for:

deterioration of vision

Type 2 diabetes can lead to deterioration of vision, with experts saying it is the leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 20 to 74.

Langis highlighted the prevalence of a sign that can be detected during regular visits to the ophthalmologist, through an article published on the research website, The Conversation, and explained:

About 30% of patients show signs of diabetes soon after diagnosis.

“Young adults with type 2 diabetes (compared to type 1 diabetes patients of the same age) are 88 times more likely to develop retinopathy (abnormal blood vessels or retinal bleeding).”

“The risk of this vision-threatening retinopathy is multiplied by 230.

to be thirsty

If a person has high blood sugar, it can lead to dehydration and as a result, the person feels extreme thirst.

Thirst can cause someone to crave water, feel dizzy, or have a very dry mouth.

If the condition is not managed properly, diabetes can prevent the body from absorbing water, thus creating a vicious cycle.

frequent urination

A common sign of the condition is having to go to the bathroom more than usual, especially at night.

This happens because the pancreas – which produces insulin – has become so tired that it can no longer produce enough insulin.

These high levels of blood sugar then pass into the urine, in an effort to flush it out of the body.


Unintentional weight loss can be a warning sign of diabetes.

Lack of insulin prevents the body from moving glucose from the blood to the cells of the body to use as energy.

When this happens, the body begins to burn fat and muscle for energy, which leads to a decrease in body weight.

feel overwhelmed

Many people with diabetes feel more tired, lethargic or exhausted than usual.








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