Not long ago, a little girl named Kycie popped up in the diabetes news when she had been taken to the doctor for flu-like symptoms that turned out to be type one diabetes. Kycie was undiagnosed and suffered from DKA that led to severe complications. However, Kycie has continued to be an inspiration to us all. She is a survivor!
Because there are two types of diabetes many people don't understand that type 1 diabetes happens to children mostly and is not related to diet or lifestyle. It is an autoimmune attack that happens rapidly and must be treated immediately. Type 1s are insulin dependent for life and must constantly battle this disease but still can do most anything. If you don't know the symptoms then you are like many parents that maybe had no prior understanding of the signs. This was also true for my family that we didn't know the signs and like her family we desire to make them known.. Kycie's story is a motivation to know the symptoms. Thank you sweet Kycie for allowing your family to show the world how brave and strong you are!!!
Her family wants you to know the signs of type 1 diabetes. If your child experiences these symptoms please take them to the doctor right away. These are the first signs that can happen over time but this can quickly progress into DKA (diabetic keytoacidosis) and that is when flu like symptoms appear and the body literally begins shutting down. Please be aware & please share.
Signs of Type 1 Diabetes
1. Unquenchable (extreme) thirst or hunger
2. Extreme Urination
3. Fruity or sweet breath
5. Extreme moodiness
6. Weight loss
Kycies family has a Facebook page and Twitter. Read her full story there.