If your child or teen has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the next step is to create a diabetes management plan to help him or her manage the condition and stay healthy and active. Treatment plans for type 1 [...]
A new case of diabetes is diagnosed every hour. Approximately 13,000 children receive this diagnosis every year, and over one million people are currently living with it across the world. As the parent of a child that has been diagnosed [...]
The causes of type 1 diabetes are unknown, although several risk factors have been identified. Type 1 diabetes is generally considered to be an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system attacks the body's own tissues and organs. For unknown reasons, in people with type 1 diabetes the immune system damages the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Damage to these cells impairs insulin production and leads to the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes.
If you are a diabetic, you have a much greater risk of developing eye-related complications. The good thing is that most eye problems can be controlled or kept in check by following certain guidelines. Although, there is no guarantee that [...]
Although the risks of eye-related complications are significantly higher for those with diabetes, it goes without saying that it is when these complications are left untreated, that the most damage is done to the eyes. The emphasis on "Frequent Checkups" [...]
If you’re thinking of delaying that eye exam, think again! One cannot stress enough the importance of regular eye exams for those with diabetes. The risks of getting eye-related complications increases drastically for those with diabetes but the good thing [...]
In general, people with diabetes are at a greater risk for eye-related complications. Children are no exception to the rule. Just like adults, children with diabetes can have eye-problems like cataract, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Anyone who’s lived with diabetes [...]