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A child with diabetes can do the same as others


Many people think that children with diabetes cannot lead a normal life like other children. A child with diabetes can do the same as others. Children with diabetes can also go on a field trip, do physical exercise, join extracurricular activities ...

They just have to monitor their blood glucose index. In order to promote the integration of these children with diabetes in school, it is important to train the whole of society, but especially the teachers, who are the professionals who spend more time with children and those who can do that, at the same time, their colleagues know about diabetes and learn to understand it.

Knowing what childhood diabetes is and how to treat diabetes in children is essential. However, what seems most important to me is to know how to prevent it, since it is a silent disease, which does not warn, which does not have obvious symptoms, since it does not present with pain ... and therefore, a large part of the diagnostics are performed when it is already installed. A balanced diet and the practice of sports regularly and regularly help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Knowing your symptoms is also essential. I recently learned of the case of a family that was exhausted because their son would not stop peeing every night in bed. The problem was becoming entrenched, the child was punished and the enuresis did not allow the child to lead a normal life such as going to camp in the summer or staying to sleep at his friends' house. Until the mother decided to discuss the matter with her pediatrician, who did a simple blood glucose test by simply pricking her finger to extract a drop of blood. Diagnosis of diabetes ended with nocturnal urine leakage.

Now, once diabetes is installed, it is important to take care of your health to avoid complications. The best known is the relationship between diabetes and vision loss and the least that relates this disease to hearing loss, although the ear is precisely one of the first organs that can warn us of the possibility of suffering from diabetes.

Many associations want to highlight that the hearing loss associated with diabetes is more than proven in both patients with type I diabetes and those with type 2 diabetes. Some studies indicate that people who have had diabetes for less than ten years have between a 35 and 40 percent chance of developing a hearing disorder, while for patients who were detected the disease more than ten years ago, this probability increases to 60 percent.

Diabetics are more likely to have hearing problems because diabetes affects a small artery that is irrigated in the middle ear area and, if it is affected by the disease, it can alter hearing ability. Normally, people with diabetes present a type of sensorineural or perceptual loss, almost always due to alteration of the cochlea or snail. The appearance of these hearing disorders increases with age and with the years that have elapsed since the diagnosis of diabetes.

Marisol New. Editor of our site

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Video: How to spot Type 1 diabetes in your child. Know Type 1. Diabetes UK (December 2021).