Five-year-old Krati Dhawan often complained of abdominal pain and even lost weight. She underwent a series of tests for stomach infection, which tested negative. It was only after the girl's mother said her daughter was drinking a lot of water and urinating frequently that she got blood-sugar tests done which confirmed type 1 diabetes.
The exact cause of juvenile diabetes had eluded scientists for long and researchers have now found that a mother's exposure to viruses during pregnancy may cause type one diabetes and other auto-immune diseases in children.
New Delhi: Diabetes has become a common disease these days just like any other whacky flu, cough and cold. Life is certainly not easy for a diabetic as one has to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout, since there is no cure for the disease.