JAKARTA, iNews.id – Diabetes is one of the non-infectious diseases (PTM) that affects many people in the world, including Indonesia. Divided into two types, namely type 1 and type 2 diabetes, this disease affects not only adults, but also children.
Diabetes, which is more common in children, is type 1 diabetes. What is it? Run from the health site WebMD, Type 1 diabetes is different from normal diabetes or type 2, which is usually caused by an unhealthy and obese lifestyle.
"Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas or organ on the right side of the stomach produces little or no insulin," he said. WebMDOn Monday (5/11/2018).
Insulin is an important hormone in the body's metabolism that converts glucose into energy and spreads through the body. This hormone also helps the body to store energy and balance the level of glucose in the body.
This hormone avoids hyperglycaemia (excess glucose) which can damage the nerves and kidneys and hypoglycaemia (no glucose), resulting in chronic fatigue, loss of consciousness, or fainting.
Causes of type 1 diabetes in children?
It is not known yet what causes type 1 diabetes in children, so she needs insulin for the rest of her life. Because this one diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that can not be prevented.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children, infants or young children can occur suddenly. On the other hand, it needs proper service.
It should be noted if the child develops symptoms such as smell, smell, drowsiness, tiredness, thirst, a high appetite, significant weight loss, frequent urination or nocturnal enuresis until respiratory failure.
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