5 Surprising Facts About Diabetes

3 Diabetes Symptoms

The onset of type 1 is sudden, and type 2 is slow. Either way, it's easy for parents to miss these classic symptoms.

Bedwetting, accidents, or saturated diapers. As your child's body tries to flush out excess blood sugar, there's an increase in the volume of urine.

Unquenchable thirst. This loss of excreted fluid makes the body crave replenishment.

Dehydration. Dry mouth, lack of tears, and sunken eyes are also signs your child's body doesn't have enough fluid.

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