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BKUS: Diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in children is too late in BNN in Latvia

Baltic news, Latvian news, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn Latvia, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus. In the Children's Clinical Hospital (BKUS), endocrinologists say this is due to a lack of information for parents and the public.

According to doctors, 88.4% of children diagnosed with the disease come to the Children's Hospital with serious illness or diabetic ketoacidosis.

"In Latvia, 75-85 children are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes every year. If symptoms are early detected, treatment of children is much easier, psychologically injurious and often not reanimated, "explains Endocrinologist Iveta Livit-Kriscan, diagnosed with diarrhea ketoacidosis in developed countries in 50-55% of cases.

Experts believe that early diabetes mellitus symptoms can be seen in cases of childhood acute viral diseases.

"The child is tired, often sleeps, gets thirsty, goes to the toilet, and loses weight. Parents often report symptoms of the effects of the virus and do not pay sufficient attention to them. However, these symptoms should be taken into account for the timely diagnosis and timely diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. However, symptoms of diabetes can be based on full health. Parents need to be very careful to protect their children from severe health problems, "explains Livita-Krishana.

BKUS analysts say that if symptoms are not recognized early, diabetes is a ketoacidosis, which causes vomiting, pain in the abdomen, rapid and deep breathing, rapid heartbeat, severe weakness, moderate consciousness and coma. If any of these symptoms occur in a child, doctors should be urgently invited to emergency care.

Endocrinologists note that Type 1 diabetes does not result from diabetes, overweight, or inactive lifestyle. "It should not be avoided and it is impossible to treat it completely. Disease treatment is based on the replacement of insulin under normal skin or insulin pump. Type 1 diabetes can contribute to the development of diabetes in children with genetic predisposition (specifically, autoimmune) immunity, adverse environmental conditions, and some genetic predisposition to children with genetic predisposition.

In Latvia, about 700 children aged under 18 and about 95,000 adults have diabetes mellitus. Of these, 650 children under the age of 18 have 1 type of diabetes, BKUS reported.

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