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Children and Adolescents with Type 2 Sugar Diabetes

Type 2 sugar diabetes results from a combination of malfunctioning insulin action in the body, and decreased insulin production in the pancreas. Type 2 sugar diabetes symptoms is often associated with high blood cholesterol and triglycerides and high blood pressure. It is also a serious risk of development of heart attack or stroke. In the past, Type 2 sugar diabetes was much less common in children and adolescents, but now it is not true anymore. With youth obesity on the rise, Type 2 sugar diabetes quickly gain ground in that category. Obesity in young people is a major risk fact or that predispose them to Type 2 sugar diabetes.

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A Child Has Sugar Diabetes. Injecting Insulin

Daily chore of injecting insulin is a normal part of life if your child has Type 1 sugar diabetes. For many parents, injecting a child with insulin is arguably on of the most dreaded chores to overcome. Some parents are scared of needles to begin with, not to mention giving an insulin injection to the kid.

Good news for patients who have a child affected with Type 1 sugar diabetes is that children quickly become very proficient at administering their own insulin without any help. In the beginning it is mandatory for parents to learn everything about dosage calculating, mixing and administering insulin. Then afterwards they can teach a child by example. Other caregivers such as babysitters and relatives should also learn about insulin to ensure that the dose is accurate and insulin is actually injected. Kids can be really sneaky on this. And now is as good time as any to look at those very tempting ads to the right. I know you can’t resist! :-) Supervision of children with diabetes while injecting their own insulin is very important to instill thorough understanding of sugar diabetes and that insulin can be dangerous if too much is given at one time.

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What is Sugar Diabetes?

Sugar diabetes disease has been known to humanity more than 3000 years since about 1500 B.C., according to the first references in historical documents. Word ‘diabetes’ derived from the Greek word for ‘to syphon’ or ‘to run through’.

Around 30 B.C. and 30 A.D., a Greek physician Aretacus from Cappadocia applied the term ‘diabetes’ to his patients who had to urinate frequently. Much later, around 17th century, doctors discovered that the urine of people with sugar diabetes was sweet, so they added the Latin word ’mellitus’, which stands for ’honey’, hence this disease get the name ’diabetes mellitus’, or sugar diabetes, as we know it today.

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Type 1 Sugar Diabetes. Causes of Type 1 Sugar Diabetes

Truth in a nutshell, nobody knows what causes Type 1 sugar diabetes. There is no definite points of development for Type 1 sugar diabetes. Unfortunately, Type 1 sugar diabetes is averagely diagnosed well after all the major damage was already done. As many other thyroid disorders, Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder. Same as in other similar disorders, such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, or rheumatoid arthritis, the immune ssytem wrongfully tags healthy parts of the body as alien and therefore attack them, destroying cells. In sugar di abetes, the person’s immune system attacks and destroys the very important insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Scientists don’t know why does it happen or how to prevent it from happening. But they identified two main causes behind this abnormal autoimmune response.

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Sugar Diabetes. Different Types of Sugar Diabetes

We all know somebody diagnosed with sugar diabetes. This condition is so widespread, that everybody know somebody affected with sigar diabetes disease or definitely has heard about someone.

Some people with sugar diabetes need to use insulin shots and other don’t. Some of them need to severely restrict their diet due to sugar diabetes condition and for other is just business as usual. Right? In my childhood I’ve had three friends of mine with sugar diabetes but only one of them had had to carry his insulin syringe with him. Why was it so? The answer is very simple, there is different types of sugar diabetes with distinct properties.

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