Symptoms of Juvenile Diabetes, Get to Know them and Know What to Do



Symptoms of juvenile diabetes especially on an emergency situations like hypoglycemia are signs that parents have to be aware of in order to be able to handle them properly. These signs will indicate a warning that something may happen that will require the attention of those close to the child.

This situation is what is called either severe hypoglycemia when the blood glucose level is low or hyperglycemia when the blood glucose level is high. Both are considered emergency situations and have to be monitored with utmost care and attention. That is why watching for the early signs of juvenile diabetes is crucial.

The symptoms of juvenile diabetes for type 1 tend to develop quickly. This is in contrast to the signs of type 2 diabetes. One should suspect diabetes if the child easily gets tired and is irritable especially if these are accompanied by the following symptoms of juvenile onset diabetes:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Weight loss that cannot be explained
  • Excessive hunger


In contrast, the symptoms of juvenile diabetes for type 2 tend to develop slowly although most of them have pieces of velvety, dark skin in the creases of skin. These are usually in the neck and armpits. Some though do not have any symptoms of children diabetes at all. That is why diagnosis of juvenile diabetes of this type is not easy unless a test is done. And if they do appear, we will all be thankful if these are symptoms of pre diabetes.

In this case, if the child has two of the risk factors to develop the condition, it is best to get the child tested before any serious damage is done. Also the diabetes prevention strategies can be laid early. What are these risk factors, you asked? Well, one of them is if the child is overweight with a body mass index of more than 85th percentile for the child's sex and age. Here are the risk factors, in a nutshell:

  • Overweight
  • Family history of diabetes
  • Race that is high at risk like Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans as well as Pacific Islanders and American Indians
  • Insulin resistance signs like high blood pressure and high levels of blood fats

Now that we have that out of the way, we understand that we are in for a life adjustment. In doing so, we cannot allow ourselves to be mired in anger and negativity for then we will be unable to think clearly. So all set? Here then are the symptoms of juvenile diabetes for type 2:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive hunger
  • Tiredness
  • Blurry vision
  • Weight loss that is not explained
  • Infections and sores that are slow to heal

Now back to the juvenile diabetes symptoms you will surely notice when the child is having hypoglycemia. There are telltale behaviors for sure, not just a wake-up call anymore but real. The juvenile diabetic could show some of the following:

  • Shakiness and sweating
  • Nervousness and irritability
  • Chills and clamminess
  • Impatience and light-headedness
  • Rapid heart beat and anxiety
  • Hunger

Just be prepared for you will live through this. Later on, when the child's brain becomes affected, (Don’t let this worry you; it’s temporary.) then the symptoms of juvenile diabetes when the child is having a hypoglycemia attack are as follows:

  • Sleepy
  • Uncoordinated
  • Angry or sad
  • Nausea and blurry vision
  • Tingling or numbness and headaches
  • Nightmares and crying out during sleep
  • May become unconscious or be in coma

When these happen check the blood glucose level. Don’t panic if there are no testing materials on hand or you do not have time to check. We are all learning here. Just make sure next time you have all these things within reach. For now, just head in the right direction and this is a gentle reminder to treat it anyway with any of the following:

  • half a can of regular soft drink
  • two to five glucose tablets
  • two tablespoons of raisins
  • three to four ounces of fruit juice
  • five to ten gumdrops, jelly beans or life savers.

Repeat after fifteen minutes if the blood glucose is still low. And do call for emergency help. We hear you and your cry for help. Know that you are not alone. We’re all in this together. There is hope for earlier diagnosis and more effective therapeutic options. We are all improving our understanding of the symptoms of juvenile diabetes.

Symptoms of Juvenile Diabetes, Get Tested Without Delay
Symptoms of Juvenile Diabetes for type 1 and type 2 are almost the same but the cause is different. It is crucial to know which type a child has so that the right treatment can be employed.

It is serious and must be treated right away. Don't waste time finding excuses for the symptoms of increased thirst and hunger as a part of growing up as the onset of this condition is very fast and could be fatal. So if you notice the signs, get the child tested right away so he can be immediately treated.

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