The symptoms of type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, but the onset is
most likely to occur during childhood. Early diagnosis can make controlling
the disease easier and reduce the risk of complications. Is your child
at risk for type 1 diabetes? Here are some of the things you may want
to discuss with your pediatrician.
Be sure your pediatrician knows if there is a history of type 1 diabetes
or other autoimmune diseases in your family. This information will help
your family doctor make decisions about screening frequency. Ask your
pediatrician what symptoms you should be alert to, and tell the doctor
if you notice unexplained weight loss, an increase in urination, or extreme
thirst, which can all be symptoms of diabetes.
At Lee’s Summit Physicians Group, our pediatric specialists provide
routine immunizations to management of chronic conditions like type 1 diabetes. Make an appointment
for your child today by calling our Raintree Pediatrics office at (816)
525-4700, Blue Springs Pediatrics at (816) 554-6520, or Lee’s Summit
Pediatrics at (816) 524-5600.