I was shocked to read that a quarter of type 1 diabetics are not diagnosed until they have reached diabetic ketoacidosis (KA) - a life-threatening condition that requires urgent medical attention. For younger children this figure is even higher.
Diabetes Uk are raising awareness of the early signs of type 1 diabetes - known as the 4 Ts.
What are the 4 Ts?
- ToiletGoing to the toilet a lot, bed wetting by a previously dry child or heavier nappies in babies
Being really thirsty and not being able to quench the thirst
Feeling more tired than usual
Losing weight or looking thinner than usual