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Could your child have Type 1 diabetes?

9 out of 10 parents don’t know the 4 main symptoms of type 1 diabetes.

They are …

  • 1. Frequently urinating
  • 2. Excessive thirst
  • 3. Extreme tiredness
  • 4. Unexplained weight loss.

This lack of awareness is resulting in children only being diagnosed when they become seriously and life- threateningly ill.

The charity Diabetes UK has launched a campaign to highlight the ‘4 Ts’ of type 1 diabetes symptoms:

  • Toilet
  • Thirsty
  • Tired
  • Thinner

Check it out at their website http://www.diabetes.org.uk/the4ts

This will go a long way to helping parents and those who look after and work with children to be aware of the symptoms.

Early diagnosis and treatment is essential.