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Diabetes In Children

Diabetes in Children: Putting It All Together

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 18:09

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here is a summary of the important facts and information related to diabetes in children.

Here's a summary of what your child needs to do (with your help) in order to stay healthy:

  • Test blood sugar at least twice a day and keep results for reference.
  • Take insulin shots in the dose and at the times prescribed by the doctor.
  • With the help of the doctor, learn how to adjust insulin doses when circumstances change.
  • Eat meals that are approximately the same size each day and try to eat at the same time each day.
  • Eat satisfying snacks to help prevent hypoglycemia between meals.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Know the signs of hypoglycemia and how to treat it.
  • Know when to test for ketones and what to do if levels are high.
  • Know how to cope with sick days.
  • Develop good general health habits, such as good nutrition, exercise, and no smoking or substance abuse.
  • Keep communicating with the doctor and the rest of the diabetes team. They're there to help!

Diabetes In Children