A person with polyphagia eats excessive amounts of food. In uncontrolled diabetes, some of the excess sugar that builds up in the blood passes out of the body in the urine. The calories (energy) that the sugar contains are also lost from the body when this happens. This causes the person to get very hungry and eat large amounts of food to make up for the lost calories.
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This 30-second video features Dr. Carlos Villavicencio of Seattle Children’s Hospital giving tips for preventing window falls.
Este video de 30 segundos presenta los consejos del doctor Carlos Villavicencio, de Seattle Children's Hospital, para prevenir caídas desde ventanas.
Dr. Carin Cunningham, a psychologist who specializes in treating gastrointestinal diseases, offers insights into the emotional and psychological toll inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can take. Families affected by IBD share how they have learned to better deal with their child's illness.