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Taking care on Diabetes patients

Updated on November 7, 2008

Taking care on Diabetes patients

This is a disease occur­ring in all ages. This disease when it occurs in childhood is called juvenile diabetes. Its exact cause and prevention are not yet known. Sometimes it develops after childhood. It is thought that a hereditary contribution from both par­ents is necessary to produce an affected child. Sometimes it is detected by finding sugar in a routine examination. Symptoms are precipitated by obesity. Characteristic signs are weight loss and increased appetite. Without treatment it develops progressively downhill, with weight loss, dehydration, coma, and death. It can persist for as long as 15 to 20 years and can develop complications such as kidney disease, high blood pressure, arterioscle­rosis, changes in the blood vessels in the retina, and cataracts eyes.

Treatment of diabetes consists of daily injections of insulin to increase blood in­sulin and a consistent diet without concentrated sugar.

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