Juvenile onset diabetes

Juvenile onset diabetes

a form of diabetes which has its onset in childhood. Also referred to as type i diabetes, juvenile onset diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. The exact cause is unknown but genetic factors seem to play a major role.

symptoms include excessive thirst, increased urination, weight loss (despite increased appetite), nausea, vomiting, fatigue and absent menstruation.

treatment includes education and regular insulin therapy.

See: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

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