Uncontrolled T1DM has consequences, both short-term, which occur within days or even minutes of loss of control of blood glucose, and long-term, which occur after 10 to 15 years of poor glucose (sugar) control. This part goes in-depth on the topics of short- and long-term complications and also lets you know that your child doesn't have to suffer any of these consequences.
As you find out in this part, in an effort to control glucose, it's possible to overcompensate with insulin, leading to a condition of low blood sugar called hypoglycemia, a significant short-term complication. The long-term consequences or complications can all be detected early in the course of their development. With both short- and long-term complications, it's important to know what they are and what the symptoms are in order to catch them early on and prevent further progression if they do occur.
In this part, I also cover the emotional and psychological difficulties associated with a chronic disease such as diabetes, telling you what they are and how to deal with them.
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