7 signs of diabetes in babies and toddlers

Nov 14th, 2018 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 35 Views

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and whilst many adults are aware of the risks of developing type 2 diabetes if they make unhealthy lifestyle choices, what about babies and young children that develop unavoidable type 1 diabetes?

Important to note is that type 1 diabetes – a serious autoimmune disease in which the pancreas stops producing insulin – is most common amongst children.

Jackie Maimin, the CEO of the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) explains that type 1 diabetes is unfortunately difficult to spot in infants because they cannot vocalise to their parents that they don’t feel right.