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MEDICAL ISSUES -
Diabetes

 

        Two types; insulin dependent and non-insulin dependent.

        Children nearly always insulin dependant.

 A condition where the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is too high because the pancreas cannot process it properly.  Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to help the glucose enter the necessary cells.  Complications can occur in vision, kidneys, heart, nerves and major arteries.

 Things to look out for:  A very severe and regular thirst, repeatedly visiting the loo, especially at night, extreme tiredness, weight loss and blurred vision. 

 Treatment:  Blood tests and appropriate injection of insulin

                   Dietary control.

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Further Information

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/

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