Type-1 diabetes is increasing rapidly in children, mother should take care of her child like this
Diabetes is seen in adults, but nowadays children are also seen to be victims of juvenile diabetes, let's know from the expert how to save your life.
Diabetes has taken the form of an epidemic today. Yes, diabetes is a deadly disease that acts as a slow poison and makes our body hollow from the inside. The biggest reason for this is that most of the patients with diabetes do not know that they have become a victim of it. And knowingly or unknowingly, he keeps harming himself more with his diet and habits.
This disease is seen in adults, but nowadays children are also seen falling prey to this disease. If your child feels thirsty frequently or has an urge to urinate frequently or if his appetite has increased, then do not consider it normal. This can be a symptom of diabetes. Diabetes in children can be so fatal that it can also have a bad effect on the eyes and kidneys of children.
Type-1 - mainly found in children, in this disease the beta cells of the pancreas gland are completely destroyed, due to which there is a lack of insulin in the body. This happens due to some autoimmunity or other reasons.
What is Juvenile Diabetes?
Endocrinologist at Indu Hospitals in Chandigarh, Dr. According to Sonil Prabhakar, Type-1 Diabetes is called Juvenile-Onset or Insulin-Dependent Diabetes. Only 5%-10% of all cases of diabetes are recorded in type 1 diabetes mellitus which is one of the most common pediatric endocrine diseases. It is estimated that around 1 lakh children suffer from T1DM in India. The incidence of T1DM is increasing worldwide and has serious short-term and long-term effects where the body's immunity destroys the beta cells that release insulin, causing a decrease in insulin production in the body. She goes.
Symptoms of Juvenile Diabetes
- Weight loss- Children suffering from diabetes eat as much as they can, but their weight does not increase. This is the most common symptom of diabetes in children.
- Feeling thirsty- When the sugar level increases in children, they start feeling more thirsty and their desire is to drink sweet cold drinks apart from drinking water.
- Frequent urination - When there is a lot of thirsts, then it is obvious that urine will also come again and again.
- Loss of appetite- Children with diabetes remain very hungry and lack energy.
How to care for your child with type-1 diabetes
Dr. Sonil Prabhakar, Type-1 diabetes is a life-threatening condition in which insulin replacement is managed through whole life insulin injections. This requires monitoring the child's blood sugar level regularly (approximately 6 times daily or as directed by the doctor).
It requires a strict healthy diet and eating plan that includes frequent small low-fat meals, especially saturated fats.
It is also important for the child to do regular exercise because it helps in lowering blood glucose to increase the efficiency of insulin, reduces weight and stress.
But keep in mind that if the blood sugar is fluctuating or fasting glucose 250mg/dl and ketones are present in the urine, then the child should avoid exercising. Because exercising in such a situation can actually increase the production of blood glucose and ketones.