Diabetes is a serious condition that affects many adults. However, there are many cases where children are diagnosed with diabetes in which controlling the disease is often more daunting for a parent. Besides normal capricious requests from children, it is much more difficult to deny children because in addition to a parent’s displeasure of giving their children sweets, these parents know that their children under no circumstances can have them.
In addition, a child having diabetes does not only affect his or her life but the parent’s life too. Many parents are not diabetics yet the children are. Parents need to give up a certain amount of their favorite foods in order to cope with the child’s needs. Also, it is universally recommended that diabetics eat smaller meals rather than three larger ones. Therefore, parents will also adjust to the smaller portion eating habits.Â All in all, this change will actually be quite beneficial to the parent’s lifestyle as well.
The most important factor to remember with a child with diabetes is not to be afraid. Many parents and children feel sometimes embarrassed by having diabetes or giving up knowing all of the answers. Parents who are not diabetics probably have never been in this situation so when a child asks and the parent does not know, do not be afraid to ask for help from parents in similar situations, doctors, therapists or anyone else who has experience in this industry. You and your child will go through a variety of emotions dealing with diabetes but it is all normal. The more educated you and your child are on the subject by asking questions the safer your child will be by controlling his or her blood glucose level and blood pressure.
Most of diabetes’ advisors will tell diabetes patients that the best way to go out for a meal or two is to write down everything they intend to eat or to adjust to a specific guideline that they might be accustomed to; so that their blood sugar levels are adequately and paused increased and managed. Even when this is a good idea that deserves to be followed up, in the case of children and teenagers as well as young adults that are striving to climb up on the corporate ladder, it might not be functional.
This is mainly because youngsters are more focused on the perception of their peers opposite to what might cause them harm, in either a mild or a very acute way. Parents need to make their children able to juggle the components of their meals regardless of the place where they are eating: At home, at a friend’s home or even in the mall’s food court.
Food court food will be the most damaging of all, and still it is the one type of food that diabetes children are most exposed to since it is this type of food the one of the main ingredients when wooing comes into play. Sharing an ice cream, or going out for burgers, pizza and soda are amongst the traditional youngster foods that are used to consume when they are spending the afternoon together.
As a result, children who are eager to participate in such activities will tend with a higher frequency to disobey their parents and go “rogue.”Â Most physicians and counsellors will tell you that it is appropriate for you to talk to your child about the dangers and responsibilities of being a diabetes patient; and they will warn you about terrible fights.
But the best way to help them is to teach them to juggle.
Every year more than 15,000 diabetics and their carers seek advice on matters of discrimination. Many of the inquiries concern the treatment of diabetic children and young people in the education system.
As always, a large part of the problem is a lack of knowledge, either on the part of parents, children or the schools and colleges they attend. Ignorance, of the issues surrounding the condition and its safe management, frequently lie at the heart of discrimination, so it’s important that healthcare professionals and educators alike are actively involved in resolving them.
With careful management, and modern medical knowledge, diabetic youngsters are able to play a full role in all aspects of school and college life – and it is important that they do so. But many children are still forced to confront issues of discrimination, whether from their fellow students or teachers, despite legislation protecting them.
Children with diabetes sometimes face problems in obtaining the care they need in schools and day care centers. Whether you are a parent or student, understand the rights of people with diabetes, and what you can do to make sure your school is offering fair treatment.
Every student with a disability has the right to a positive public education experience free from discrimination, and these rights are guaranteed in federal law. With a number of acts offering legal protection nationally, and most states having their own additional protections, every school and college receiving federal funding must employ personnel who are aware of diabetes and how it affects your child.
If your school or college does not have this provision they will have to train staff accordingly. Don’t be afraid to get involved and negotiate with school or college officials to achieve this.