child, simply drinking a lot or urinating a lot is often not a real
symptom of diabetes, unless it is accompanied by weight loss or other
symptoms. Diabetes can be harder to diagnosis in teens and adults,
who instead of losing weight, are often overweight when they have
Most children and adolescents diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight
or obese insulin resistant, and have a family history of type 2 diabetes.
also may have physical signs of insulin resistance such as acanthosis
nigricans (a brown to black, poorly defined, velvety hyperpigmentation
of the skin).
If you are overweight, you are more likely to be insulin resistant,
especially if you are carrying extra weight in your belly.
have any of the following symptoms of metabolic syndrome, you are
more likely to be insulin resistant.
The metabolic syndrome is characterized by a group of metabolic risk
factors in one person. They include:
obesity (excessive fat tissue in and around the abdomen)
dyslipidemia (blood fat disorders - high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol
and high LDL cholesterol - that foster plaque buildups in artery walls)
blood pressure Insulin resistance or glucose intolerance (the body
can't properly use insulin or blood sugar)
state (e.g., high fibrinogen or plasminogen activator inhibitor-1
in the blood)
state (e.g., elevated C-reactive protein in the blood).
Some diabetes symptoms include:
-Irritability Blurry vision
or Numbness in Your Hands, Legs or Feet
that is dry or itchy, frequent infections or cuts and bruises that
take a long time to heal are also signs that something is amiss.
in children of yellow urine are:
-Insufficient fluid intake
-Excessive intake of foods containing carotene