Although there is no known cause of juvenile diabetes there are risk factors that can contribute to the likeliness a child will be diagnosed with the disease. As some forms of type 1 diabetes are an autoimmune disease you can be at a higher risk if you have already been diagnosed with a different autoimmune disease. There are also some conditions surrounding a mother's pregnancy and labor that could contribute to the diagnosis of juvenile diabetes.
Diabetes is an illness that affects thousands of people, both children and adults, each year. It causes high blood sugar that isn’t controlled by the body’s insulin any longer and requires outside assistance in form of medications. When the blood sugar is elevated and uncontrolled the body reacts in ways that damages the arterial and venous blood vessels, which can result in a higher risk for peripheral vascular disease, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and infertility.
Diabetes is a very serious condition where cure is not yet available. The complications that diabetes can bring can be very serious and can really be life threatening. However, you may want to remember that the complications that diabetes can bring can be avoided if the disease is managed properly. Living with diabetes has certain limitations which include changes in your lifestyle. This can include limiting yourself from indulging in food. If you don’t, the disease may be aggravated, and can cause more serious conditions which can make life a lot harder for you to live.
Living with multiple health problems can complicate things. As a diabetic balancing the levels of carbohydrates, (starches and sugars) with the level of insulin requires thought and discipline. You should always consult your doctor and dietician for specific advice.
The latest physical checkup at the doctor has just diagnosed the patient as a diabetic. This may occur because the body is not able to produce enough insulin or can no longer do it. This disease is commonly related to being overweight and can be averted with a change in diet.