Diabetes In Children

Diabetes in children is caused by a disease in which the child’s body stops producing the hormone insulin. Factors affecting a child’s diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes:

It is the most common, there is no exact cause for the first type, but most of the infected people have their immune system destroyed by a defect in the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes in children, but the environment and daily and healthy habits can play a role in improving the condition.

  • Diabetes type II:

It is associated with family history compared to the first type, and studies have shown that genes play a major role in the development of this type of diabetes.

Habits that contribute to improving diabetes in children:

  • Eat healthy plant foods
  • Eat healthy fats
  • Continuous sports activities, especially after a meal rich in carbohydrates
  • Monitoring blood sugar
  • Rest periods interspersed the day

How to take insulin:

  • Syringe
  • Insulin pen
  • Insulin pump
  • Insulin inhaler

When should a child take insulin?

Rapid-acting insulin a quarter of an hour before a meal, and regular or short-acting insulin taken just before a meal.