The medical experts claim that many children around the world are having problems with obesity. And according to the latest statistics, the number of children and teenagers with diabetes type 2 has significantly increased. To be honest with you, that’s really shocking! The medical experts and other people claim that it’s all due to the fast, modern and unhealthy lifestyle nowadays.
This is a real life story, about a little girl – Pantera. She was just 14 when she discovered that she has diabetes, because of the drastic health changes she had at the time. So, she suffered from severe headaches, mood swings and she was always thirsty. So, when a dark ring appeared on her neck, her mother thought that it was dirt. But, she was wrong. After that, they’ve found that the ring was actually caused by diabetes type 2. And right now, Pantera needs to run blood tests frequently and to inject insulin every day.
Her doctor said that the dark ring around the neck actually indicates that there is something wrong with insulin level in your blood. Did you know that diabetes type 2 is a chronic disease that cannot be cured?This terrible disease actually affects the insulin levels and the way your body processes glucose. The medical experts say that the dark skin color is also known as “acanthosis nigricans” and it can affect your armpits and groin as well. Increased insulin levels activate the insulin receptors in the skin which cause dark pigmentation on certain body areas.
The medical experts also warn us that this type of diabetes is becoming more common among young people than before. Well, this is why Pantera and her family are trying to tell their story, so other families around the world will lead much healthier life.
Pantera’s mother mentioned that she would like other parents to know that this can happen to other kids as well, even if you personally are not diabetic or don’t have anyone in your family that is. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family.