If diabetes runs in your family, you may already be aware of the symptoms to look for to see if your child might have juvenile diabetes. If the disease is prevalent in your family, your doctor may run routine screening tests as a precautionary measure in the form of blood work. But this isn’t always the case. If your child exhibits any of the symptoms listed below you should schedule and appointment with your health care provider to have them looked into.
If your child is exhibiting these symptoms, they could be a sign that he or she has juvenile diabetes:
* Extreme thirst – this can be defined as a need to drink constantly without be satiated.
* Going to the bathroom to urinate more than usual. In some cases your child may wet the bed because of the increased need to urinate.
* Vision difficulties. Your child is complaining that they cannot see things properly or that they are blurry.
* Losing weight, you may notice a sudden drop in your child’s weight that is not linked to any other causes such as a recent bout of the flu.
* Mood changes, the highs and lows of your child’s blood sugar can cause them to be grumpy or bad-tempered with little provocation.
* A constant desire to eat, this is considered a symptom when the amount of food your child wants to eat is more than normal.
* Suffering from stomach aches or pangs with our without vomiting.
All of the above symptoms could mean that your child has diabetes but only blood work ordered by your doctor will prove that. Another point to note is that the above symptoms do not develop over time; it may be quite obvious to you that something is amiss as these changes can happen quite abruptly.