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Type 1 Diabetes also known as Juvenile Diabetes appears during childhood or adolescence and is a chronic condition which presents with vague symptoms such as failure to gain weight in spite of a huge appetite. It occurs due to the inability of the body to produce insulin. The presentation of the condition may lead to a late diagnosis or a misdiagnosis. Once the child is diagnosed they must carefully monitored for signs of complications such as hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis. The treatment and food intake has to be managed accordingly.
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