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.
Insulin, which is normally released from the beta cells of the pancreas, can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis - a disease for which there is currently no treatment, says a study.