The doctors warn that many kids around the globe have problem with excess weight and obesity. The statistics are saying that the number of kids and teenagers affected with type II diabetes is raising. This fact is scary and worrying. The doctors say that this is caused by the fast, modern lifestyle and poor lifestyle habits these days.
The following story is about a girl named Pantera. When she was 14, Pantera has been diagnosed with diabetes, due to the drastic health changes she experienced. First, she had intensive headaches, changeable mood and she was thirsty all the time. One day, a dark circle occurred around her neck. Her mom thought it was dirt, but she was wrong. Later, they were told that the reason for this dark circle is type II diabetes. Today, Pantera must to do regular blood tests and inject insulin on a daily basis.
According to her doctor, the dark circle is an indicator that the insulin levels in the blood are disturbed. Type II diabetes is a chronic disease that is incurable. It impacts the insulin levels and the ability of your organism to process glucose. According to the doctors, the dark skin color is called “acanthosis nigricans” and can appear on your armpits and groin. When the insulin levels are too high, the insulin receptors included in the skin cause dark pigmentation on some body parts.
The doctors state that it is worrying that type II diabetes is growing problem for the young people today. In fact, this is the reason why Pantera’s parents are trying to spread the word about this condition. They hope that their story will help people around the world to have better and healthier life.
Pantera’s parents warn us that this can happen to anyone’s child, especially if your family has a history with this disease.