symptomsType 1 diabetes has obvious signs and symptoms, as it develops very quickly within a few weeks. However, in type 2 diabetes, the symptoms are not very obvious and many people don’t have any symptoms at all. Depending on the age, children may experience milder symptoms.

Some diabetes symptoms include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Extreme hunger and increased appetite
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Sugar in urine
  • Fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath
  • Drowsiness and Increased fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Heavy, labored breathing
  • Recurrent infections on the skin such as yeast infections or boils
  • Stupor, unconsciousness

With proper treatment, the symptoms of both types diabetes can be relieved very quickly. Early treatment will also reduce the chances of developing short and long-term health problems. If your child exhibits one or more of these symptoms, contact a doctor immediately for a diabetes test.

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