Could you spot diabetes? The 4Ts can mean the difference between life and death

Here are the questions you need to answer to identify whether a young person has Diabetes Type 1. It’s imperative you act promptly if you answer yes to these questions. You don’t want the child’s body to have a DKA – diabetic ketoacidosis – which is when your body starts to shut down if you haven’t had insulin and it can lead to organ failure.

Toilet – are you going to the bathroom a lot; are young children suddenly wetting the bed; are infants having heavier diapers?

Thirsty – are you exceptionally thirsty and feel like you can’t quench that thirst?

Tired – do you feel more tired than usual?

Thinner – have you been losing weight?