06 Jan

It is a disease that occurs due to a lack of a hormone called insulin produced by the pancreas in the body, which causes glucose (sugar) to accumulate in the blood and can damage many organs of the body such as blood vessels, eyes and kidneys in the following years.

It is the most common hormonal and metabolic disease in childhood. A type of diabetes that is more common in children is called type 1 diabetes and is inherited, a type that requires absolute insulin therapy. In type 1 diabetes, there is an insulin deficiency, while in type 2 diabetes, the sensitivity of cells to insulin is reduced, which is the most important cause of obesity. It usually affects children older than 4 years.

Symptoms of diabetes in children include weight gain and growth retardation, frequent urination, urinating at night, bedwetting, drinking a lot of water, eating a lot, fatigue, weakness, changes in behavior and school success. However, vomiting, dehydration of the body, and even coma can develop with excessive blood sugar levels.

If you are worried that your child has diabetes, take your child to a doctor in no time. The doctor will do a blood and urine test to look at the glucose level. After the diagnosis is confirmed, insulin injections are usually given as treatment. The diet of your child is also very important, for this, a dietitian should definitely be consulted with the direction of a doctor.

To maintain blood sugar at the proper level, your child should eat dec and have nutritious snacks in between. Your child should not eat sweets, but you can give sweets without sugar. It is also useful to play regular sports.

The most important point in the treatment of diabetes is to be able to keep the blood sugar level normal and prevent ups and downs. For this purpose, blood sugar measurement should be performed at december intervals.

Because prolonged and uncontrolled progression of diabetes leads to irreversible disorders in the kidneys, eyes, nervous system and vessels. Therefore, you should take your child to the check-up at december intervals (at least every 3 months).

Children with diabetes can participate in all activities that other children participate in, but their teachers should be aware of this situation so that they can monitor and support your child’s health more soon.

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