Parents ‘unaware of type 1 diabetes symptoms’
About 90% of parents are unaware of the four key symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children, a survey suggests.
The poll of 1,170 parents, for Diabetes UK, suggests many cases go undetected until the child becomes seriously ill.
In the BBC News website Scrubbing Up column, its chief executive says about 2,000 under-18s are diagnosed with the condition in the UK each year.
The main signs are tiredness, needing the toilet more, excessive thirst and weight loss.