Type 1 diabetes has become a widespread issue in our country. It is a condition when the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin for a body to use. Because our bodies need insulin to survive, a type one diabetic needs to either inject themselves with insulin every day, up to 7 times per day, or go on a device which is known as the insulin pump or pod. The body needs major adjustments in your exercise and dietary patterns to make sure that you are healthy as possible. Dr. Prajakta Jayant Nande was interested in the Anthropometric measurements and dietary intake of children living with type 1 diabetes so she conducted a study. The study is called Anthropometric Measurements, Dietary Intake and Biochemical Parameters of Children with Type 1 Diabetes. Dr. Nande wanted to study the nutritional status of children between the ages of 10-15 years old. (Nande,2015) Based on three days of dietary recall, anthropometric measurements, and biochemical information, she was able to gather the information she needs to evaluate the nutritional status of children with type 1 diabetes. (Nande,2015) The study was conducted using a sample of 50 children, 24 girls and 26 boys between the ages of 10-15 years old. The data was collected from a questionnaire-cum-interview where information was collected about the child with diabetes. This information included age at the time of diagnosis, family history, and how they receive the insulin, injections or pump. She also collected their
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Affecting almost 3% of the entire population, diabetes is indeed a disorder that is very common. When this is not controlled, there are several complications that can occur. Here are the different signs and symptoms of diabetes and how your diabetes recipes should be like.
Type 1 diabetes is caused by the pancreas not being able to produce insulin which regulates the levels of glucose in the blood (Bennett 17). People who struggle with this condition need insulin shots several times today to ensure their blood sugar remains in a healthy range. This often times is a burden on the diabetic's daily lifestyle. If unchecked, diabetes can cause severe weight loss, overwhelming tiredness, increased thirst and hunger, and excessive urination. Scientists and doctors have been seeking for ways to help diabetic's cope with this illness. After years of researching and testing, they have begun developing a method to help alleviate the problems of diabetes. This new method, islet cell transplantation,
Living with a chronic condition not only effects the individual, but it effects the entire family. An adolescent living with a chronic health condition not only depends on their family for support, but also on support from their friends, classmates, and healthcare team (Rostami, Parsa-Yekta, Najafi Ghezeljeh, & Vanaki, 2014). Supporting an individual with a chronic disease leaves an emotional impact and can be financially straining as well. Families living with a sick child must find strategies to cope. Whether the coping strategies utilized are positive or negative, they leave a lasting effect on the entire family, as well as the child living with the condition (Woodson, Thakkar, Burbage, Kichler, & Nabors, 2015). Involvement of the parents in this situation is vital to the child’s future success in managing their illness (Landers, Friedrich, Jawad, & Miller, 2016). This paper will explore one family’s story of living with, and coping with, a child who has recently been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
Life sometimes presents us with events that frame our futures. For me, that event was the diagnosis of type one diabetes. I have always been a goal-oriented person, but faced with type one at an early age taught me the importance of goal setting, perseverance, and hard work. Diabetes has been a battle that has forced me to perform well under high-pressure circumstances; it has pushed me to become a stronger person. As a type one, I have learned how to successfully balance and excel as a student, employee, athlete, and leader. My diagnosis is, in fact, what has inspired me to become a doctor.
Diabetes is a disease where the body is unable to produce or use insulin effectively. Insulin is needed for proper storage and use of carbohydrates. Without it, blood sugar levels can become too high or too low, resulting in a diabetic emergency. It affects about 7.8% of the population. The incidence of diabetes is known to increase with age. It’s the leading cause of end-stage renal disease in the US, and is the primary cause of blindness and foot and leg amputation. It is known to cause neuropathy in up to 70% of diabetic patients. Individuals with diabetes are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2.
Type 1 diabetes, is an incurable but treatable disease which can occur at any age but is mostly found in children due to the high levels of glucose in the blood (Eckman 2011). Juvenile diabetes affects about 1 in every 400-600 children and more than 13,000 are diagnosed yearly (Couch 2008). Type 1 Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, is too high. With Type 1 diabetes, your pancreas does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone, which helps glucose gets into your cells to provide energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, gums and teeth (American Diabetes Association). Previous research has suggested proper
A medical factor that can affect a child’s diet is diabetes which is when your body causes blood glucose levels to rise quite high however there are two types and they are type 1 and type 2 . Type 1 is when the body does not produce any insulin and type 2 is when the body does not use insulin properly, Insulin is a hormone that helps the pancreas to use and store glucose which will be later converted into energy and used for exercise or everyday activities. Many children are more likely to be diagnosed with type 1 than type 2 but having type 1, insulin injections, blood sugar tests and a specialised diet plan will all be given out. Children will still be able to have food that everyone else has but according to Diabetes (2017) ‘It is
Just finding out that someone in your family has been diagnosed with Type One Diabetes is rough. Believe me I know. There are many things you must learn and understand about it. There is a common misconception that Type One and Type Two are alike. It is extremely important that you realize that they are not the same. They do have some similarities, but overall they are very different. The main areas that are different are the ages at when you are diagnosed, how you can prevent it, your diet, and the treatment process.
Type 1-diabetes deprives cells of the sugar that is need for energy in the cells. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce insulin or not enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is involved in controlling how the body converts sugar into energy in our cells. Type 1-diabetes is not as common as type 2-diabetes. According to the University of Maryland type 1 diabetes accounts for 5 - 10% of all diabetes cases. Most cases of type 1-diabetes typically develop in childhood or adolescence and can happen in both boys and girls. However type 1-diabetes can occur at any age but is more prevalent in the younger population. (Diabetes - type 1, 2013) Type 1-diabetes is more common in whites than in other ethnic groups. According to the
Although laws have been implemented to fight this disease, new legislations are still been negotiated with different ways of trying to rectify the issue. Despite these rules and regulations, childhood obesity continues to plague the society. According to Hajian-Tilaki et al. (2011), the current approach in determining the presence of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by using the height and weight to determine if an individual is overweight or obese. In the case of a child, an age and weight specific BMI is used to determine their weight status. This is required because children’s body composition varies as they get older and it also varies between boys and girls. A child with a BMI at or over the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile for a child of the same age and sex is considered overweight. If the child has a BMI that is over the 95th percentile for a child within the same category is considered obese (Hajian-Tilaki et al., 2011). The authors also stated that males were more at risk than female in developing childhood obesity in the region of Babol. Furthermore, Hajian-Tilaki et al. mentioned a few contributing dynamics that may lead to obesity, such as genetic and metabolic factors, lack of physical activities, unhealthy eating habits, and socioeconomic standards. With all said and done, the goal of eradicating childhood obesity is still been
There are many types of diabetes. The two I will be discussing are type 1 and type 2. Type 1 generally affects young people and requires treatment with insulin. Five to ten percent of Americans with diabetes have this type. People with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin and need regular shots of it to keep their blood glucose levels normal. People who are at risk for type 1 are those who have a family history of the disease,
Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions known in childhood (Marks, Wilson, Crisp, 2013). The majority of these children attend school and the appropriate diabetes care in necessary for the child’s safety and long term wellbeing. A Diabetes health care plan should be in place and all involved should know what needs to be done. Depending on the age of the student will depend on monitoring the student. At a young age children may not always notice the signs at a teenager will be able to tell if they need to check their blood levels. If a student receives their insulin by shots, this procedure is normally performed by a nurse, unless the student is older and is able to provide the necessary procedure. With using needles,
She began by using the Aseptic technique which I was accustomed with. The nurse checked the child’s blood glucose level with a glucometer and fortunately, it read 8.5mmol which was ideal for an insulin dependent diabetes patient. The nurse pointed out that the increase in blood glucose levels could be as a result of a low insulin regime which could be adjusted by the paediatric diabetes care team in accordance with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NICE (2014) pathway for managing diabetes. Furthermore, the nurse explained that the child should be provided a structured programme of education on the effects of diet on her condition (NICE, 2014). This would increase her cooperation in managing her own condition. The mother was assured by the nurse that a referral was going to be sent for the paediatric diabetes care team to assess the child and make amendments to her insulin
Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease that affects approximately 1.7 million Australians (Diabetes Australia, 2015). It affects the entire body and can have a significant impact on life (Diabetes Australia, 2015). Complications of diabetes such as hyperglycaemic emergencies, present to the emergency department on a weekly basis (Donahey & Folse, 2012). The most prominent being diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) (Donahey & Folse, 2012). Hospitals within Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) have customised practice guidelines for the management of adults presenting with DKA. The aim of this paper is to review the evidence on the management of DKA and to determine if it replicates the current objectives of the guidelines being used.
ABSTRACT The present study was conducted with an objective to assess nutritional status of 50 adolescent girls enrolled in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhayalaya of Mangrop Village of Bhilwara District. Food intake was calculated using 24 hour recall method. In anthropometric measurements