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:
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.