In the 2013-2014 year KidSightColorado screened 37,548 children. 5,082 children were referred to eyecare professionals for follow-up care.
Childhood Diabetes and Vision
November is Diabetes Awareness month. For those who are unfamiliar with this disorder, diabetes is a decreased production of insulin or the body’s inability to use insulin. Insulin is produced in the pancreas and is necessary for the control of blood sugar. Fluctuations in blood sugar can be harmful to the body and can sometimes result in vision problems.
The most common type of diabetes in young children is type 1 diabetes (sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes). In this type of diabetes the pancreas produces little or no insulin. The insulin must be replaced with shots or an insulin pump. According to recent research the incidence of type 1 diabetes is now twice as high among children as it was in the 1980’s.
How would I know if my child has diabetes?
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