Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Symptoms
Because your child has
type 1 diabetes, he or she will experience high and
low blood sugar levels from time to time. High blood sugar usually develops
slowly over hours or days, so you can treat the symptoms before they become
severe and require medical attention. On the other hand, your child's blood
sugar level can drop to dangerously low levels in minutes.
How can I tell the difference?
distinguish between high and low blood sugar symptoms,
especially if your child is very young. Test your child's blood sugar whenever
you think it may be high or low so that you can treat it appropriately. If your
child has symptoms of very high blood sugar, such as a fruity breath odor,
vomiting, and/or belly pain, seek emergency care. These symptoms may indicate
diabetic ketoacidosis, which is a life-threatening