Diabetes Proper diet that is low in fat and simple sugars and high in fibre and complex carbohydrates can help balance the blood sugar and control weight. Avoid processed sugars, including those in cookies, candies, cakes, ice cream, sodas, honey, chocolate, and desserts. Avoid dried fruit. Eat apples and other fruits high in pectin. Take a midmorning and afternoon snack of fruit such as apple to keep blood sugar stable. Eat a low-fat, high-fibre diet including plenty of raw fruits and vegetables as well as fresh vegetable juices. This reduces the need for insulin and also lowers the level of fats in the blood. Fibre helps to reduce blood sugar surges. Eat 3 meals a day at regular times. Exercise helps. Exercise and proper diet may help prevent the diabetes. Get your protein from vegetable products are also acceptable sources of protein. Avoid saturated fats and simple sugars (except when necessary to balance an insulin reaction). Avoid consumption of processed foods such as hot dogs, bacon, bologna, French fries, mayonnaise, etc. Research has shown that these may increase the risks for diabetes. Eat more carbohydrates or reduce your insulin dosage before exercise. Exercise produces an insulin-like effect in the body. Don’t’ smoke. If you have to drink, drink only in moderation. This will minimize the effects of poor circulation that tend to affect legs the most as they are far from the heart. Wear good fitting shoes Children with diabetes Diabetes is a major issue of today’s materialized life. Monitoring the body is our regular mandatory checks in day to day life force. The recent study and research has found that the following, Rome: Nine out of 10 children with diabetes lack support at school, the results of an international survey conducted in 13 countries during 2007-2008 and launched here recently, have revealed. Presented on the sidelines of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference in Rome, the results of the DAWN Youth Survey focused specifically on quantifying the challenges faced by children with diabetes. At the Ara Pasci Museum in Italy’s capital city, representatives of Novo Nordisk and the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes draw a portrait of the multitude of challenges that children living with diabetes undergo on a daily basis, especially in schools. Six out of ten children with diabetes do not manage their diabetes successfully in school according to their physicians, the study outlined. There was also a close relationship between attendance and drop out rates and diabetes. More than half of children under 18 years miss school sometimes because of their condition, according to parents, and two out of three young people with diabetes themselves say they are forced to miss school. Parents’ worry The study established that most parents feel that diabetes has an impact on their children’s performance at school. While at school, only one out of 10 young people with diabetes say they can rely on a school nurse to assist them at school if needed. Further, even among healthcare professionals, only half of them admitted to taking the initiative to discuss the issue of diabetes support at school. The participants of the survey were young people aged between 18 to 25 years, parents or caregivers of a child with diabetes aged 0-18 years and healthcare professionals. A total of 9,200 respondents were interviewed in 13 countries, including India, over the year, according to Lisa Kingo, executive vice president and chief of staff, Novo Nordisk. Poor support in schools “The situation for children with diabetes in school today is unacceptable. The risks that children face due to poor support in school environments are serious and life-threatening. Highlighted, the importance of dealing with the problems of diabetes related to children in order to have better control of the condition. If the blood sugar is too low or too high, the child can feel ill, lose concentration of suffer from an insulin shock. In the long run, renal and cardiac complications arise with poor control. “The conditions for children with diabetes can only be changed when parents, school staff and health care providers work together-each taking their part of the responsibility. Every school should provide for a child with diabetes, especially since it is easy for teachers to learn about diabetes are give insulin shots. Another key issue was to create an enabling environment for children with diabetes in schools. “We have to focus on exercise, sports and food too. While parents take care of the child at home, schools should recognize that it was their duty to take over. For instance, automatic snack vending machines stocking sugared, packaged snacks must be replaced with the option of fruits and vegetables. “We hope, with this new habits will be created for children.” If we do nothing, in 20 Years every third child born will be diabetic.
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