Diabetes in Children – Diabetes has now became of the chronic disease which been quiet common in many children so parents need to careful and keep a watch on the activities and movements of their children. As diabetes does not occur suddenly and the process of its arrival is quiet slow so at times its not possible for parents to understand the symptoms. Today we will be talking about Diabetes in Children.
Diabetes in Children
Diabetes in Children is mainly of two types: Type 1 and Type 2
Type 1 Diabetes is the stage when body fails to produce enough insulin
Type 2 Diabetes is the stage when cells fail to respond to the insulin property.
Rather panicking parents should keep an eye on the symptoms for your child.
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Early symptoms of Diabetes in Children will include:
- Increase of thirst
- Frequent urination
- Weight loss
- Feeling tired
- Dry mouth and throat
- Increase in appetite
- Blurred vision
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Serious symptoms of Diabetes in Children will include:
- Heavy and rapid breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Excessive weight loss
- Stomach ache
- Slow healing of cuts and sores
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Symptoms in infants:
- Diaper rashes which do not get healed with medicated cream.
Treating diabetes in children
For Children with type 1 Diabetes
- Need to maintain a healthy food habit.
- Proper exercise to keep body weight in control
- Take insulin as per prescription
- Monitor blood sugar level regularly
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For children with type 2 Diabetes
- Perform physical activity
- Eat in small portion
- Eat healthy, include lot of green vegetables
- Go through proper treatment plan
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In diabetes one need to take care of the food which must include high fibers such as:
- Whole wheat/ whole grain bread
- Bran flakes
- Leafy greens
- Brown rice
- High fiber cereals
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Foods need to be avoided in Diabetes in Children
- Concentrated sweets
- Saturated fats
- Processed grains
- Starchy vegetables
- Animal products
- Dairy products
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It is really mandatory to have proper healthy life style when your children are going through diabetes. Have three meals a day for your kids and one or two snacks daily. Stop them from eating when they are full never allow them to over eat. Try to limit sugar in healthy drinks and food. Go for lean protein as much as possible. Stop giving your kid processed foods and prevent them from white such as white bread, white rice, and white flour. Go for all “brown”.
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To avoid Diabetes in Children, try to use olive oil while cooking. Trick with your kid by replacing chips and fries with nuts or seeds in snacks. Try in grilling and baking foods rather than frying. Try to include leafy vegetable yummy salads instead of fried or canned foods. Engage your children for swimming, exercise classes or any sports. They will love to get into those and will also remain healthy.
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