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Type 1 diabetes in children: causes, signs and how to manage it

The number of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is on the increase, and nurses need to know how to spot the signs and advise on management and treatment

The number of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is on the increase, and nurses need to know how to spot the signs and advise on management and treatment

  • Holistic support for the whole family is essential when managing type 1 diabetes in childhood, says Diabetes UK
  • Signs to look out for include hyperglycaemia, excessive tiredness, weight loss, excessive urination and excessive thirst
  • Children struggling with diabetes management should be screened for anxiety and depression

Approximately 29,000 children in the UK have type 1 diabetes and the number diagnosed is increasing.

The number of people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is going

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