5 Facts Every Parent Should Know About Juvenile Diabetes

July 6, 2018 2:18 pm Published by

July is Juvenile Diabetes Month and here at Stony Creek Urgent Care we always aim to be a partner in yours and your child’s health.  Part of that partnership is to make you aware of some of the issues that you might run into as your children grow up.

Unfortunately one of the issues that sometimes presents in children is juvenile diabetes.   Knowing the facts about this disease is important to be able to spot it and manage it for your loved ones.  Here are some facts to keep in mind this month and every month to be aware of juvenile diabetes and it’s potential impact on your child’s health.

1.) It is an autoimmune disease.  That means, it is a disease caused by the creation of antibodies that fight off substances that are naturally present in the body.

2.) It causes the pancreas to stop producing insulin.  Insulin is a hormone that allows your body to extract energy from food.

3.) It is not caused by diet.

4.) It is not caused by lifestyle

5.) Early signs present in children as frequent urination and extreme thirst.

If you are concerned that your child might be presenting with some of these symptoms, you can visit our New Haven county urgent care center and we will get you connected with a primary care physician who can help you develop a plan to combat this disease.  If you want to learn more you can visit this website to read more about juvenile diabetes.