AUSTIN (KXAN) - Diabetes comes in two forms, type 1 and 2.
Type 1 means due to a genetic trait the body isn't producing insulin. While type 2 occurs when the body won't respond to the insulin. Both types led to high blood sugar.
Type 2 also differs in it can be preventable. It is often the side effect of increased weight or little activity. Sometimes age can also be a factor in type 2 diabetes.
But according to endocrinologist, Dr. Kavita Juneja, "There is a disturbing trend occurring in our country, now it's thought that 1 out of 4 adolescence between 12 and 19 have either type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes."
Common symptoms include:
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Dry mouth
- Darkening of the skin along the neck
Diabetes untreated can lead to damage to multiple organs including, eye damage. kidney damage and heart disease.
Emergency agencies from all over Hays County will be out in full force Friday at Dripping Springs Middle School as they take a new training approach to protect the lives of children.
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