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  1. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Symptoms

    Children often have no symptoms of type 2 diabetes before they are diagnosed because their blood sugar level has been rising so slowly. As a result, a child may have diabetes for several years before being diagnosed.

  2. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - What Increases Your Risk

    Read about risk factors for very high or low blood sugar levels in children with type 1 diabetes.

  3. Diabetes Guide - Symptoms

    Symptoms of type 1 diabetes usually develop quickly, over a few days to weeks, and are caused by blood sugar levels rising above the normal range (hyperglycemia).

  4. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Prevention

    Learn ways to help prevent complications from type 1 diabetes in children.

  5. Type 1 Diabetes - Surgery

    Surgery for type 1 diabetes is done only in special situations.

  6. Diabetes Guide - Exams and Tests

    Almost all women are tested for gestational diabetes between the 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy. If your doctor thinks you are at increased risk for developing gestational diabetes, you may be tested earlier.Gestational diabetes is diagnosed with a two - part test called an oral glucose tolerance test. In the first part, your blood sugar is tested 1 hour after you drink a small cup of a sweet ..

  7. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Prevention

    Children with a body mass index (BMI) in the 85th percentile or above for their age or whose weight is more than 120% of desirable are at risk for type 2 diabetes.

  8. Diabetes Guide - Cause

    Learn about the causes of type 1 diabetes.

  9. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - What Happens

    Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adulthood; however, the number of children being diagnosed with the disease is rising. Children with type 2 diabetes are usually diagnosed during the early teen years.

  10. Diabetes Guide - Symptoms

    Many women are surprised to learn they have gestational diabetes because they have no symptoms. If you do have symptoms from gestational diabetes, they may include:Increased thirst.Increased urination.Increased hunger.Blurred vision.Pregnancy causes most women to have to urinate more often and to feel more hungry, so having these symptoms does not always mean that a woman has gestational ...

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