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‘Look out for the 4Ts to spot the signs of type 1 diabetes’ says Islwyn MP

Chris Evans, Member of Parliament for Islwyn, is urging his constituents to learn the 4Ts to help spot type 1 diabetes early in children.

Diabetes UK list the 4Ts as:

Toilet – Going to the toilet a lot, bed wetting by a previously dry child or heavier nappies in babies.

Thirsty – Being really thirsty and not being able to quench the thirst.

Tired – Feeling more tired than usual.

Thinner – Losing weight or looking thinner than usually by making sure children and young people get a quick diagnosis and early treatment, we can avoid them becoming seriously ill with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

Mr Evans said: ‘Spotting type 1 diabetes early is crucial. Without an early diagnosis serious medical attention can be required.

‘Getting tested for diabetes is as easy as a simple finger-prick blood test, which a GP can do.

‘I would urge anyone who spots the 4Ts in a child to take them to a doctor as soon as possible.’