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
- 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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