The majority of diabetic children will be insulin-dependent. However, Type 2 diabetes is found sometimes—especially in overweight teenagers. Diabetes presents with the same symptoms as in adults. Additional features may include growth retardation, difficulties at school, behavioural problems, and bed-wetting or regression from toilet training. The symptoms may be difficult to discern in very small children in whom urine (preferably blood) glucose screening should form part of general assessment in illness.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.