TYPE 2 DIABETES IS

AFFECTING OUR CHILDREN

In juvenile diabetes type 2, the pancreas is able to produce insulin,

but the body either does not make enough or resist its effects.

 

Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include being overweight,

following a poor diet and leading an inactive lifestyle.

Robin and Zamaiah, an aunt and niece duo, treat their diabetes together.

“This is our life. This Is Diabetes.”

WHAT IS JUVENILE DIABETES SYMPTOM PROFILE?

Symptoms of juvenile diabetes are similar for type 1 and type 2. The major difference is that symptoms for type 1 tend to develop suddenly where as type 2 symptoms develop more gradually and are therefore more difficult to detect.

Symptoms of type 1 juvenile diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst

  • Increased urination

  • Increased appetite with unexplained weight loss

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Nausea

  • Blurred vision

  • Tingling in feet

Symptoms for juvenile diabetes type 2 include:

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Sensations of tingling or numbness in the hands and feet

  • Itchy skin

  • Cuts or sores that do not heal quickly

  • Recurring infections such as bladder infections

  • Blurred vision

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