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Dear parents,
Not every illness is malaria and typhoid.

(Type 1)
Can occur at any age. But mostly; Ages 4-7 and 10-14. Usually genetic.

Pregnancy can induce Diabetes too; GESTATIONAL DIABETES👇🏽
Child should see a Paediatrician, if any of these symptoms appear;

Increased thirst
Frequent urination
Bed-wetting in children who previously didn't wet the bed during the night
Extreme hunger
Unintended weight loss
Irritability and other mood changes
Fatigue and weakness
- Blurred Vision.
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
Children usually die of Juvenile diabetes in Africa Cos of late presentation to the hospital, ofcourse due to poor awareness.

Now you know, spread the news. Not every illness is malaria and typhoid, Children can have Diabetes too!

Know the symptoms. Be alert!
About Gestational Diabetes;
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
Gestational diabetes can be controlled by eating healthy foods, exercising and, if necessary, taking medication.
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!
It is good to note that even though Gestational diabetes usually resolves after delivery, it puts you at risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life and so such women should avoid risk factors, feed and exercise well, and Ofcourse embrace regular screenings!
Now you have learnt this, your neighbours deserve to hear it too.

Make this your WhatsApp broadcast for a change.
Share it to 30 people. The last person who forgot to share it didn’t shit for 10 days🤗😑
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