Changing Pattern Of Diabetes In Kids

Do you notice that your kids wish to urinate often and they are always thirsty?

Watch out because they may be a diabetes sufferer. Basically, diabetes is a serious metabolic disease which is characterized by an increase in the level of blood sugar within the body; such increase is due to the damage of organ functions particularly the eyes, the nerves, kidneys, heart, and the blood vessels. The condition takes place when insulin is not produced by the pancreas rightly. In some other cases, it may take place when the insulin is not properly used.

All children go through so many changes, they are always growing and they seem to be on the go from the moment they wake up so it can be hard to tell when they are suddenly showing the symptons.

Diabetes is divided into various kinds and people in the medical field are quite alarmed by the changing pattern of diabetes in kids. For many years it was merely noted that diabetes would take place because it is passed from one family generation to the other but studies now reveal that lifestyle and diet also have their roles to play.

The changing pattern of diabetes in kids is mainly down to the increase in the amount of fast food that we are all throwing into our bodies on what seems like a daily basis. The more rubbish we throw in to our kids bodies the higher the amount of diabetes will be. Because of this, it is advised that everyone, but especially kids should control the foods that they pop into their mouth.

As much as possible, choose organic, fresh and healthy foods. Get rid of junkfoods and soda—after all, they would not be named as “junk” if they are good for the body. It is needed that parents should learn how to teach their kids about the proper foods to be eaten.  As much as possible, they should take the initiative of preparing the food that will be served on the table rather than ordering from fast food chains.

Has anyone had a big baby after having gestational diabetes? If so, what happened?

Franie J asked:

Could someone please let me know about their health and the baby’s after being born after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

During the day my glucose level is within a normal range. That’s because I’m taking a morning dose of 2.0 mg of glyburide.  However, I have very high blood sugar immediately when I get up in the morning before breakfast. I’ve been told by my physician that the high fasting level can result in a big baby.  If babies unusually large, I’ve also been told, they loses weight over the first days after birth.  No-one has told me what exactly is big – 11-12 pounds? Anybody told they were having a baby over 10 pounds and then didn’t?  I would appreciate any information from someone who has gone through it.