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Help! My Child’s Just Been Diagnosed with Type one Diabetes!
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The statistics of Americans who have diabetes is staggering. There are 20.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 7% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 14.6 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 6.2 million people (or nearly one third) are unaware that they have the disease.
When your child has diabetes, it plays a major role in his or her life. Your child’s normal routine, good habits and bad habits, forgetfulness and outright disregard for things that should be done, can all be supervised at home. But at school, you don’t have that same control. You have to trust that your diabetic child and the people around him or her will do what.
Many of the symptoms of type one diabetes resemble those of type two diabetes. In both cases there is too much glucose in the blood and failure in your body cells high glucose levels in type one diabetes is due to a lack of insulin because the insulin producing cells have been destroyed. Type two diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to the insulin produced. In any case, the cells in your body do not get the glucose they need, and your body will send alarm bells.