JAKARTA, iNews.id – Diabetes is one of the non-communicable diseases (PTM), which suffers many people in the world, including Indonesia. It is divided into two types, namely type 1 and type 2 diabetes, this disease not only affects adults but also children.
Diabetes mellitus that is generally more common in children is type 1 diabetes. What is it? Start from health WebMd, Type 1 diabetes is different from normal diabetes or type 2 that tends to be caused by the unhealthy and obese lifestyle.
"Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas or organ on the right side of the stomach produces little insulin or no insulin," he said. WebMdOn Monday (5/11/2018).
Insulin is a major hormone for body metabolism to convert glucose into energy and spread throughout the body. This hormone also helps the body store energy and balance glucose levels in the body.
This hormone allows you to avoid hyperglycemia (excess glucose) that can damage the nerves and kidneys and hypoglycemia (glucose deficiency) that causes chronic fatigue to lose consciousness known as fainting.
Causes of Type 1 diabetes in children?
It is not yet certain what causes type 1 diabetes in children, so it needs insulin for the rest of its life. Because this diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that can not be avoided.
How are the symptoms?
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children, infants or infants may suddenly occur. But on the other hand, proper handling is needed.
Note if children experience symptoms such as breathing smell, excessive drowsiness, fatigue, thirst, high appetite, significant weight loss, frequent urination, or drowsiness until it breathes.
Author: Tuty Ocktaviany