Mum’s warning to look out for diabetes signs

Cat Edwards with young daughter Isla. (d610a414)
Cat Edwards with young daughter Isla. (d610a414)
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A Morley mum is warning other parents to make themselves aware of the symptoms of diabetes after she missed the warning signs in her toddler daughter.

Cat Edwards,31 found out her daughter Isla had Type 1 diabetes at Christmas last year. She missed all the signs because she had just had a new baby and thought her toddler daughter was playing up.

Cat said: “Isla was going to the toilet a lot and was always thirsty. I didn’t know if it was just attention seeking because of the baby. When I mentioned it to the doctor he said these could be symptoms of diabetes.”

She ended up spending Christmas in hospital with Isla, who needs daily insulin injections.

Cat is now is urging other parents to make themselves aware of the symptoms of diabetes . She said “I missed them because I didn’t know what to look for.

“Type 1 diabetes happens very quickly. You never think it’s going to be your child. If your child suddenly starts going to the toilet a lot, is unusually tired, is thinner and thirsty all the time get them checked out by their GP.”

For more information on the 4 Ts campaign, go to www.diabetes.org.uk/the4Ts