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Type one Diabetic awareness

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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This post isn't ment to be a boo hoo post or a feel sorry for me post but an awareness post. An awareness for type one Diabetes and the symptoms to watch out for in our children. Its very imortant that we know what to look for when a child is in need of medical attention. I have had Type one diabetes for 21 years and my son 
(15 months) was just diagnosed with Type on Diabetes this past week(thank you genetics).

There are two types of Diabetes, type one and type two. Both revolve around the Pancreas and the hormone that it produces. That hormones is called insulin.  When we eat, our body breaks down the food and makes it into glucose(or sugar). The insulin acts as a key to our cells allowing the cells to absorb the Glucose for energy. That is the purpose of Insulin.

There is a huge difference between Type one and Type two. Type One is not Cureable while type two is. Kids usually get Type one. When people get type one, it means that our immune system has marked our Pancreas as something bad and has attacked it, not allowing it to produce insulin.

With type two, your body just becomes resistant to the insulin because of uncontrolled weight. With diet, exercise and medication type two can go away.

The symptoms of diabetes come on suddenly without warning. Extreme thirst, going to the bathroom a lot and having no energy what so ever. What is happening is because your body has no insulin, the cells can't get any energy due to the lack of "keys". This is why the fatigue comes. Because there is a lot more sugar in your body that shouldn't be there the body does its best to get rid of it. and getting rid of it means peeing it out. you get dehydrated really fast and constantly thirsty. The last resort that your body does to get rid of sugar is to give you flu like syptomes. You get sick because your body is making sure no more sugar is consumed.

If you notice any of these symptoms, take them to see the doctor ASAP! The sooner you get them to a doctor the sooner they will feel better! Diabetes isn't the end of the world but a life style change. You can live a normal happy life as long as you take care of yourself. And that goes for any other sickness. 

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