Glucose is a very important source of energy for us. It is found naturally in a wide range of foods, while modern diets also often include a lot of processed glucose. While a lot of glucose can be very fattening, a hormone known as insulin is usually able to regulate just how much sugar there is in our blood.
Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to produce any insulin, rendering the patient unable to regulate their bloodstream. This results in fluctuations of sugar levels in the blood, and this can result in a range of unwanted symptoms.
Diabetes is potentially dangerous, so it should be treated seriously. Here are 10 type 1 diabetes symptoms to be aware of.
Symptom #1: Bed Wetting in Children
Most children learn not to wet the bed at a fairly young age, although it can take some longer than others. There are numerous reasons why certain children might continue to wet the bed and these reasons can be psychological or physical. It can also be down to type 1 diabetes.
Bed wetting among children is fairly common so it is unlikely to cause alarm. If it does start happening in children who wouldn’t usually wet the bed, though, then it can be a sign that they are not well. It is advisable to take them to a doctor to try and find the underlying cause so they can get treatment.