Written By Admin
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Recently obesity rates within children climbs higher and higher- meaning more young people, children and teens, are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Pantera was just 14-years-old, and she learned the truth first hand. It happened when her health started to suffer. At first she felt thirsty constantly and got headaches with severe mood swings.
Pantera also started to get strange dark circle around her neck. Her Mom thought she just wasn’t showering enough, and later the truth led to a startling diagnosis.
Dark ring is not dirt; it’s actually a warning sign of Type 2 diabetes.
When the dark ring appears, doctors say body’s insulin isn’t working properly. The dark ring called “acanthosis nigricans,” also appears on the underarm or groin area.
Type 2 diabetes is now more common in children and teens , more than ever before. If it appears early, it could be harder to treat. Preventative measures are important. That includes exercising and eating right.
Pantera’s mom is hoping her daughter’s story inspires others to make lifestyle changesright now, instead of suffering consequences of Type 2 diabetes.
Even if you’re not diabetic and no one in your family is diabetic, it can also happen,-Pantera’s mom told ABC News. All things that you’re feeding your children and you think are okay — the chicken nuggets, and the French fries, and the chips — are actually not okay. Monitor what you eat-it really does have a lifelong affect on their health.