Diabetes Network News | Published July 26, 2010

Type 2 Diabetes: Is Your Child at Risk?

If your child has any of the following symptoms, consult your physician:
• Increased hunger – When insulin isn’t moving sugar into cells, it can’t be used for energy, causing the child to feel hungry and fatigued
• Weight loss – Without sugar in cells and tissues, they simply shrink
• Blurred vision – High blood sugar causes fluid to be pulled from tissues in an effort to flush it out, including the lenses of the eyes
• Areas of darkened skin – Patches of dark, velvety skin in folds and creases, including armpits and neck, are common in those with diabetes

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