The charity Diabetes UK has begun a campaign to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes in children after a report suggested most parents cannot recognise the symptoms.
Children in Carlisle have been learning to watch out for potential signs such as wanting to drink more, feeling tired and getting thinner.
As many as one in four children and young people are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when they are in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) – a life-threatening condition that requires urgent medical attention.
For children under five years old, it is as many as one in three.
By diagnosing Type 1 diabetes in children earlier, this means that early treatment can prevent children from suffering from DKA at all.
If your child has any of these signs and symptoms, you should take them straight to the doctor and insist on a test for Type 1 diabetes there and then.
You can find more information about Type 1 diabetes in children on this website:
More top news
Five Cerebral Palsy community groups in the North East region are celebrating after receiving a grant from The Children’s Foundation.
David Moyes was left bemused by the individual errors that led to Sunderland's 3-1 defeat by Stoke City at the Stadium of Light.
Luckie the cocker spaniel has not been seen since December 21 when he escaped from a pet holding area onboard a DFDS ferry