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Children and Type 1 Diabetes

When your child is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it is common to experience various emotions. You might feel afraid, angry, confused, frustrated, fearful, and depressed. Several questions will go on in your mind. What I will tell them? What will I tell the school, family, baby-sitters, and friends? Will my child be able to lead a normal life of playing with friends, staying overnight at a friend’s house, or can take part in sports?

Symptoms in Children with Diabetes

Suddenly you are faced with testing blood sugar levels, injections, changing the way you and your child eat, and how do you handle? These and other questions are familiar among parents with recently diagnosed childhood disease. A parent should unite with other parents who have gone through the same feelings when their child was diagnosed.

Support Groups for Diabetes

Support groups that put you connected with other parents coping with the disease and help you to find some of the answers to your questions. It will help to know you are not unaided. By sharing experiences, you will find your apprehension and panic disappear.

An organization or support group will allow you to encourage, trade recipes, experiences, and supportive tips for dealing with diabetes in a child. If you are incapable to find a support group in your area, there are many forums and websites accessible to you on the Internet.

Receive Help from Both Family and Doctor

Diabetes requires good health care by the family and the doctor in charge of the disease. If you learn all you can about the disease, it will help when you visit the doctor to ask direct questions, and recognize what the doctor is telling you. Your child’s health team and the family must team up for the best results.

Aware the School Management

Tell your child’s school so they will be aware of any special cares, needs, or any potential issues that may arise while your child is at school. It’s important so they may keep an attentive eye on lunches served, and lunches traded, or even school activities where snacks are brought in.

It will take a while for the family to deal with the shock of a diagnosis of diabetes. It will be a touching time, and will be the time your family needs to tie together to work for the best interest of the child.

Diet and Diabetes

Sugar substitutes, special recipes, sugar-free candy all are cooperative in allowing children with diabetes to live a more normal life. Eating healthy well-balanced meals in the proper amounts will help keep your child’s blood glucose levels where they should be. Exercise is essential for your child, and by making exercise a fun family time, it will make it seem more like play than working on their diabetes.

Insulin for Diabetes

Manufactured insulin works differently for each person. Your doctor may need to research to find the best manufactured insulin to use, or a blend of insulin that will best match what their bodies produce. You will probably have to give insulin injections, understand the purpose of insulin, the different delivery systems available.

Diabetes Dictionary

A good diabetes dictionary will help you learn the terms and medical talk that goes with a diagnosis of diabetes. This dictionary will prove to be precious in learning diabetes related terms and what they mean.

Other sources of the Diabetes

There are many useful sites on the Internet for parents, children, and teens to help manage diabetes. You and your child or teen may connect with others who have undergone similarexperiences, fears, and other issues.

Teenagers will be able to talk to other teens about their experiences of dating, school, driving, and other teen related problems.


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