Not every illness is malaria and typhoid.
CHILDREN CAN HAVE DIABETES TOO;
It’s called JUVENILE DIABETES
Can occur at any age. But mostly; Ages 4-7 and 10-14. Usually genetic.
Pregnancy can induce Diabetes too; GESTATIONAL DIABETES👇🏽
Bed-wetting in children who previously didn't wet the bed during the night
Unintended weight loss
Irritability and other mood changes
Fatigue and weakness
With children, it is better to be over concerned, than under concerned.
Juvenile Diabetes, is usually genetic, auto immune (Here the body fights itself, in this case destroying pancreatic insulin cells) and can be caused by some viruses or environmental factors
Now you know, spread the news. Not every illness is malaria and typhoid, Children can have Diabetes too!
Know the symptoms. Be alert!
This is usually discovered in routine Antenatal visits and managed well. Diabetes here usually resolves after delivery.
If poorly managed, can affect the baby.
1) Big Baby (Macrosomia)
2) Baby will have low blood sugar at birth
3) Still birth
Controlling blood sugar can prevent a difficult birth and keep you and your baby healthy.
This is why you should be in the care of a professional during pregnancy!