Month: September 2016

TYPE 2 DIABETES: AN ADULT PROBLEM SHOWING UP IN KIDS

In follow up to Monday’s post, I’m addressing type 2 diabetes today. It used to be that the people who got type 1 diabetes were skinny kids and type 2 diabetes happened to fat adults. The picture isn’t quite so clear cut anymore, especially with the fattening of American kids. Now with that said, there are adults who get diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults and thin teens with type 2 diabetes, but those are the exception, not the rule. So what is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes: The Overview Like type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes...

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EXCESSIVELY THIRSTY CHILD. COULD YOUR CHILD HAVE TYPE 1 DIABETES?

Everyone has heard of diabetes and knows it has something to do with sugar, but do you understand the different types and potential signs to look for in your child? This past week at work, I diagnosed diabetes in two kids. One child was type 1 and one was type 2. I’m going to feature articles this week on both. Today I’m going to look at Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes overview The complete name for diabetes is diabetes mellitus. It is a metabolic problem where the body does not make enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that...

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Dr. Monica Wonnacott


I'm a pediatrician and a mom. PediatricAnswers.com is my blog where parents can get the straight scoop on their child's health, largely based on my experience in the office and at home. I don't diagnose on the site, so please don't ask. These are just my opinions. Use this site as a resource. And trust your parent gut.

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