Changing Pattern Of Diabetes In Kids

Do you notice that your kids wish to urinate often and they are always thirsty?

Watch out because they may be a diabetes sufferer. Basically, diabetes is a serious metabolic disease which is characterized by an increase in the level of blood sugar within the body; such increase is due to the damage of organ functions particularly the eyes, the nerves, kidneys, heart, and the blood vessels. The condition takes place when insulin is not produced by the pancreas rightly. In some other cases, it may take place when the insulin is not properly used.

All children go through so many changes, they are always growing and they seem to be on the go from the moment they wake up so it can be hard to tell when they are suddenly showing the symptons.

Diabetes is divided into various kinds and people in the medical field are quite alarmed by the changing pattern of diabetes in kids. For many years it was merely noted that diabetes would take place because it is passed from one family generation to the other but studies now reveal that lifestyle and diet also have their roles to play.

The changing pattern of diabetes in kids is mainly down to the increase in the amount of fast food that we are all throwing into our bodies on what seems like a daily basis. The more rubbish we throw in to our kids bodies the higher the amount of diabetes will be. Because of this, it is advised that everyone, but especially kids should control the foods that they pop into their mouth.

As much as possible, choose organic, fresh and healthy foods. Get rid of junkfoods and soda—after all, they would not be named as “junk” if they are good for the body. It is needed that parents should learn how to teach their kids about the proper foods to be eaten.  As much as possible, they should take the initiative of preparing the food that will be served on the table rather than ordering from fast food chains.

Does my daughter need to see a endocronologist?

My daughter has not been diagnosed as a diabetic. But her doctor was suspecting maybe pre-diabetes so he gave us a meter to check a few times.
I don’t remember what time or what she ate but I do know that these readings were AFTER she ate. Here are some of them: 168, 163, 161, 159, 155 (and several others over 140, but she has had a few normal readings and her fasting reading is normal). She also had a 62 after running around with friends.
So do you think this warrants a trip to an endocronologist? Or do you think her doctor is right calling her pre-diabetic? She is not overweight and eats like a normal kid (not an over amount of sugar but some sweets now and then).
She is under 18 and on the lower end of normal for weight. We took her reading an hour after eating 4 chicken wings today and it was 143. Her doctor told us to check her fasting ever few days and they have been normal. He also told us to check an hour after and 2 hours after because he wants to find how high she spikes.