Diabetes In Children; Signs, Symptoms And Complications

Diabetes which was once thought to be a disease of adults is now unfortunately occurring at an increased incidence among children as well. Diet and lifestyle modifications contribute to this. Increased incidence of the disease call for increased awareness!

Before jumping onto the signs and symptoms of diabetes, as the title mentions, it is very important to know what diabetes actually is. Diabetes is basically an abnormal metabolic state of an individual. It is marked by high level of glucose in the blood.

The normal range glucose in our blood is 70-100 mg per dl of blood. Our body maintains this blood glucose levels and utilize the rest for production of energy or is stored in the liver in the form of glycogen. In diabetes, the level of glucose in blood exceeds its upper limit.