The site said that the study did not detect any sign of disease diabetes In children, she found that a 5-year-old girl had celiac disease or celiac disease, which damages the small intestine, making it unable to absorb the necessary food.
Shane and Staci Vogel say their daughter Kimber and their second two-year-old son took part in a large Stanford Health Group study that screened children under 5 for signs of childhood diabetes.
The study included more than 3,000 children over a period of two years, and after the child Kimber was examined, the family received a notification from the health group stating that the child had contracted the disease, which had serious repercussions, which was a thunderbolt to the family.
The family made a decision to get rid of all foods that contain gluten, and then the difficult thing was to prepare the child to live in another place away from the family, so that she could eat food that does not contain gluten.
The most difficult thing, said the father, was when his daughter asked why children could eat food that she could not.
The disease appears as a reaction when the individual eats gluten, which is found in foods containing wheat and barley, where the immune system cells attack the small intestine, and the problem of this disease is that it is chronic.
Symptoms include: diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
The seriousness of the disease lies in the lack of vitamins that it causes in the patient, due to the inability of the lining of the small intestine to absorb nutrients.
In children, malabsorption can affect growth and development, such as short stature, and may lead to serious repercussions such as infertility, osteoporosis and gastrointestinal lymphoma.