Symptoms & Signs of Diabetes in Children in Cary, NC

   

How can you tell if your child has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? While sometimes a child will experience no symptoms at all, it is common for parents to notice signs of diabetes in their children in Cary, NC. Even though the cause of Type 1 diabetes is unknown, people are generally aware of its symptoms. Type 2 diabetes is different in that we know that being overweight or obese is often the trigger, especially when combined with inactivity. This type of diabetes used to be rare in children, and was therefore known as adult onset diabetes. As obesity rates rise among kids, the number of children with Type 2 diabetes has additionally increased.

 

It is also true that if your family has a history (one or more family members) with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, your children are more likely to have it themselves.

 

If you have seen recent changes in your child’s health, check for these common diabetes symptoms in Cary:

  • Unusual tiredness

  • Increased thirst

  • Frequent or nighttime urination

  • Blurry vision

  • Extreme hunger

  • Weight loss

  • Yeast infection

  • Irritability or unusual behavior

  • Dry mouth

  • Heavy breathing

  • Slow healing of sores or cuts

  • Itchy skin

  • Tingling or numbness in hands or feet

Visit Western Wake Pediatrics to Learn More About Diabetes Symptoms

If these signs of diabetes sound like what your child is experiencing, the team at Western Wake Pediatrics is here to help. Come to our pediatric center for diabetes testing in Cary, and we will help provide you with answers. If diabetes is the diagnosis, our staff can assist your family in making the appropriate lifestyle changes. Schedule an appointment with our pediatricians by contacting us at (919) 859-9991 today.

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