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A Mother Notices A Dark Mark On Her Daughter's Neck. If You See This Dark Marks, Go Immediately To The Hospital!

A Mother Notices A Dark Mark On Her Daughter's Neck. If You See This Dark Marks, Go Immediately To The Hospital!

Having a vital role in the development of the child, parents are there to love, accompany, educate and take care of children. This involves rules of life but also by knowing when the child needs to go to the doctor. Indeed, as the story of this mother shows, the slightest suspicious marks may require consultation!

This is the story of Pantera, a 14-year-old girl who was able to have an early diagnosis of what she was suffering from thanks to her mother's quick reaction. Indeed, the latter had noticed that for a few days, his daughter had a dark mark on the neck. Thinking at first of a simple stain of dirt, she made sure that her daughter went to wash.

A Mother Notices A Dark Mark On Her Daughter's Neck

However, the dark spot did not disappear. Pantera also had severe headaches, mood swings and was thirsty all the time. Worried, the mother decides to take her daughter to the doctor. The latter reveals to him that in fact it was acanthosis nigricans, a rare dermatosis which is illustrated by the presence of thicker skin patches, gray or black in the neck, armpits and skin. 'groin. But what was the cause? According to the doctor and the hereditary field of Pantera, this dermatosis was the consequence of insulin-resistant diabetes, or type 2, which is often found in families whose people are already diabetic.

Today, Pantera follows a treatment based on insulin injections. Unfortunately, she is not the only teenager with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes  Type 2 in children and adolescents

Indeed, more and more children and adolescents around the world are suffering from diabetes. In question ? Heredity and the increase in overweight and childhood obesity, which are intimately linked to the development of type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes refers to chronic hyperglycemia, which is a high level of sugar in the blood. This is due to the inefficient use of insulin by the body. Undetected for several years, insulin-resistant diabetes is characterized by symptoms including frequent urination, intense thirst and / or hunger, recurrent infections, persistent fatigue, vision problems, skin problems (including acanthosis nigricans) as well as leg pain or cramps. It is a chronic disease whose long-term effects can have adverse effects on the heart, eyes, kidneys, arteries and nerves. 

In addition, type 2 diabetes increases the risk of suffering from cardiovascular pathologies (myocardial infarction, hypertension, stroke), kidney failure and diabetic polyneuropathy, peripheral nerve damage due to diabetes, and characterized by uncontrolled movements, loss of sensitivity, pain and digestive disorders.

Although some risk factors such as heredity can not be prevented, weight can be monitored. To do this, it is advisable to adopt a varied and balanced diet and a regular physical activity and a good hydration, and this from the youngest age to avoid developing such a disease during childhood and adolescence .