Raising awareness of the symptoms of diabetes is importatnt. Frequently the symptoms resemble flu. Diabetes is sometimes not diagnosed and misdiagnosed resulting in death for children. Kisses for Kycie is an awareness movement that Kycie’s parents have started to warn other parents about the symptoms of diabetes.
We were able to catch diabetes early with both our children. As a dietitian, I knew the symptoms, even though at first I tried to deny that was the problem. At my husband’s urging, I took Josh in to the doctor and the doctor was surprised we caught it so early. By catching it early, you can prevent DKA and going to the hospital. Some studies are showing that an early diagnosis can save some of the beta cells.
- frequent urination
- frequent thirst
- weight loss
- nausea and vomiting
- fruity smelling breath
- trouble breathing
Here’s a another great article on the symptoms of diabetes.