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With changing lifestyles and health issues, diabetes is no more an adult-only disease. Kids with diabetes demands herculean task from their parents to manage, and bring to a normal level. In this article, we will give you practical tips on dealing with diabetes in the context of kids and safety issues. The parents need a special effort to keep them motivated.
Safety at school
Diabetic kids need attention and extra care and the teachers need to know about the same. Children with diabetes must be given access to water and toilet whenever needed. In the case of hyperglycemia, kids need to take medicines or check for sugar levels at suggested points of time. They need time to do the same, or if the kid is very small, parents or personal attender for the kids should be allowed to take care of medications.
Some kids feel lethargic, need for frequent urination or very sleepy. They should not be mistaken and need to be encouraged. In the case of hypoglycemia, low sugar, the kids behave intermittently or might feel sleepy or hungry, etc. That time glucose drink or fruit juice should be given. The kid should not be left unattended as they might fall unconscious at any point of time. They should also not be sent to doctor alone even if it is near.
Kids with diabetes should be permitted to eat a snack whenever needed, prescribed by a healthcare provider. The physical trainer at school needs to know about the health conditions of the child. They might need glucose during long workout sessions and emergency care during hypoglycemia.
Safety and care at home
Parents are the best friends and doctors to heal the diseases of kids and mentally. The change in blood sugar levels can cause fatigue and irritability in kids. They should be dealt with patience and care so that they do not feel low of their disease.
Monitor blood sugar levels at recommended intervals
Give balanced meals and healthy snack in between
Avoid foods with trans-fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.
Increase the intake of high fiber foods and reduce pastries, jam and candy.
Everyone at home should learn ins and outs of diabetes and emergency care during hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
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