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:
- 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.