Take Your Child for Type 2 Diabetes Test For Early Prevention
Almost two decades ago, Type 2 diabetes in children was almost unheard of. But, now the number of children suffering from Type 2 diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate.
Generally, classified into Type 1 and Type 2, diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, the main kind of sugar in the blood. In Type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the pancreas and destroys the cells that make insulin. Whereas in Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas still make insulin but the body doesn’t respond to it properly. At this time, Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented but Type 2 may be prevented or delayed for many years.
The increase in the number of Type 2 diabetes in children is majorly associated with obesity. Most pediatric doctors have reported that they see many children with adult weights in their pediatric clinics today. Thus, genetically at-risk children may be acquiring the disease earlier because of the increased insulin resistance with their early obesity.
If you witness any of the symptoms in your child - like tiring easily, increased thirst and hunger, and frequent urination - do not take it easy. Come stop by our clinic, Prompt Urgent Care to get your kid tested as soon as possible because early detection makes addressing and preventing the diseases like diabetes easier and simpler.