In today’s world, parents have an abundance of worries when it comes to their children. Drugs, bad grades, and pre marital sex are just some things that may plague a parent with sleepless nights. But even on the worst of those nights of worry, most parents can’t imagine that their child could face an illness. Not just a runny nose or seasonal flu, but an illness that would affect their child throughout his or her entire life. Diabetes is a disease without a cure, and one that more, and more children have to live with.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that begins when the pancreas quits making insulin. Insulin plays a key role by letting glucose enter the body’s cells, and then uses it for energy. When the body doesn’t get the …show more content…
Sporting events, church activities, chores, playing and homework take up most of a child’s waking hours. The monitoring and treatment of this disease affects everything the child does and in turn affects the entire family. Keeping the insulin levels within normal limits requires diligent monitoring of blood glucose levels and managing the child’s diet is extremely important. When blood glucose levels fall out of the normal range the main treatment for Type 1 Diabetes requires insulin therapy. The Insulin therapy is needed to replace or supplement what insulin the body can’t provide. Some factors that affect blood glucose levels are: insulin, food, activity, exercise, and stress ( Daneman, Frank & Perlman,1999). Because of the difficulties that families with child diabetes face it is hard for the families not to revolve everything they do around the child. Although there is no easy answer to this problem HK Akerblom explains it well,“ Insulin therapy should be fitted into the daily schedule and way of life of the child and the family, rather than the child and family living their lives according to a strict timetable determined by the insulin therapy”(1998).
Unlike Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes has generally been seen as a disease that adults develop; it was once commonly called adult-onset diabetes. Although, studies have shown that the number of children developing the disease is
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Type 1 diabetes is well known disease, some of us or someone we know are the victim of this chronic illness. There are controversial explanation such as, genetic susceptibility and in contrary, environmental factors that are viral infection, prenatal and neonatal influence, nitrate in drinking water, (Norris et al, 2003) early exposure to cow’s milk towards why the immune system destroy the insulin producing beta cell. In this essay, I will be discussing about the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes and how it affect the homeostasis of our normal functioning body. In subject to Carol, I will be explaining the signs and symptoms of the illness and also the possible effects to her developing foetus and herself.
Helen Keller once said, “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” Throughout life each person will face obstacles, but will only be defined by how they overcome or fail. In today’s society health and wellness has become such a challenge. Many things in our environment, social status, financial position, and culture can affect what we eat and our health status. Families in many countries are facing new onset of diseases and disorders, in which modern medicine now has the ability to combat to prolong good quality of life. Through research and education, families are now being able to understand juvenile diabetes. As a result, children are being able to live more normal lives.
In the United States and in many other countries around the world more children are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In the past, children who were diagnosed with diabetes were diagnosed with type 1. Type 1 diabetes affects many children in which they are unable to produce insulin. However, as times have changed children are now being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes which is a chronic illness that usually affects adults. Type 2 diabetes develops when the person is not able to produce enough insulin, and if insulin is being produce it is not effective. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are type 2 (2012). About 215,000 children in the United States are
Adult-Onset Diabetes, also known as Type 2 diabetes, is a condition that affects the metabolizing of sugar within your body; this is one of the body’s most important sources for fuel so it is crucial for the function to work or for you to be in control of the condition. The disease is most common in adults, but it is becoming more common in children because of the increase in childhood obesity in America and across the World. (Staff, Mayo Clinic 2016) Beginning in the 1990’s investigators began to observe that in some regions of the United States, Type 2 diabetes is as frequent as Type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and teens. Type 2 diabetes is a serious and costly disease. There are many chronic complications that can arise, including
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of Americans. There are only two types of it. Type one is the most serious type. It is caused by the body's inability to produce enough insulin. Type two is developed when the body can't efficiently use the insulin that is available to absorb sugar into the cells. So the sugar builds up in the body. Usually, type two diabetes is more common in adults, but there has been a sudden increase in the amount of children that are developing it. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) isn't sure why it is happening though. This article will discuss a few of the key areas that research has pinpointed as contributors to the problem.
Type 1 diabetes is a life long auto-immune condition where the immune system is activated to destroy the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Scientists are not sure what causes this auto-immune reaction (Vanstone et al. 2015). It can occur at any age, although it is most often diagnosed in children, adolescents or young adults. The immune system incorrectly sees the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas as foreign, therefore it destroys them. The role of these insulin-producing cells is to sense glucose in the blood, and in response produce the essential amount of insulin to regulate the blood sugar (Griffiths & Payne 2014 pp. 390-391). Insulin’s role is to get glucose from the bloodstream into the body’s cells. Without insulin,
“This little piggy went to the market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy had roast beef, this little piggy had none, this little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home.” Many children across the United States grow up only having to worry about how hard their little toes might get pulled during this nursery rhyme. When another 18 million children in the United States grow up having to learn about their autoimmune disease called Type 1 Diabetes (Marcothy). Type 1 Diabetes is formerly called Juvenile Diabetes and is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Those with Type 1 are insulin-dependent and must have it to survive. This is caused because the pancreas no longer produces insulin, a hormone that
Diabetes is a chronic disease which is becoming a growing health concern in adults in the United States with more than 29 million Americans living with diagnosed diabetes and 86 million living with pre-diabetes. According to American Diabetes Association, diabetes is considered as a 7th leading cause of death in the United States and is projected to increase from 14% to 33% by 2050. The incidence of diabetes is expected to rise considerably worldwide with the most increase seen in type 2 diabetes caused due to many predisposing conditions and risk factors such as genetics and family history. This rising prevalence of diabetes is demanding various government and private agencies to implement programs and initiatives to reduce the occurrence of diabetes not only in adults but in children and adolescents.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that can either affect a person’s ability to create insulin at a normal rate or how the body controls blood sugar. There are two types of the disease: type one, which is primarily hereditary, and type two, which is partly related to genetics, but mainly comes as an effect of lifestyle. Type one diabetes prevents the body from producing enough insulin or any insulin at all, and type two causes the body’s blood sugar levels to rise higher than the average person’s. According to Jean Marx in his work “Unraveling the Causes of Diabetes,” from 1991 to 2000 the amount of adult diabetics in America grew by forty-nine percent, and unfortunately, type two diabetes made up the overwhelming majority of that growth (Marx 686). What used to be considered a disease that primarily affected adults, type two diabetes is sadly currently very present in the younger generations as well as the older ones. Many blame the increasing rates of type two diabetes on the way in which most American citizens currently live, therefore the reason there is such a rise in childhood diabetes is because of the way parents raise their children to believe that physical health is not very important. Because so many adults in America in current times live unhealthy lives, their children, and even other children around them, pick up on their eating and exercising habits and get used to living in detrimental ways. It is very important to know about the disease and all the factors
Childhood diabetes is a big problem in children and the impact that it has on the United States. It’s a shock to really read that there are so many children who is suffering from juvenile diabetes. In addition, this research will discuss how diabetes can affect not only the inside of the body, but the outside of the body too. As you may know that this type of illness has some warning signs and symptoms that not only are like other diseases. Reading this paper will help everyone understand that diabetes is an illness that many Americans deal with daily. This paper will discuss how parents or older children bad health choices makes them more prone to becoming at elevated risk for having diabetes. We will also take a closer look at a few of
Why are people in the U.S concerned with diabetes and obesity in recent time, especially children who are developing their body construction are getting involve? Is that because of eating or having some bad habits? According to Francine Ratner Kaufman, MD, a president of the American Diabetes Association researched that type II diabetes has changed from a disease of the family history to a disease of children. In addition, children who are overweight and have problem called insulin resistance are also affected by type II diabetes. However, parents should know why type II diabetes is occurring to their children and how to prevent the risks of diabetes which are destroying the future generations of Americans. Type II Diabetes in children is among the hot topic in healthcare in the U.S
Insulin is an absolute requirement for patients with Type One Diabetes. There are several factors that must be considered when deciding on a mode of insulin delivery: effects on HgA1C, hypoglycemia risk, weight changes, lipohypertrophy, cost and quality of life. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial in 1993 demonstrated the importance of intensive insulin therapy on future microvascular, macrovascular and neurologic diabetes-related complications. Intensive insulin therapy consists of two categories: multiple daily injections and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, also known as the insulin pump. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion has a significant benefit on patients who are not adequately controlled, especially in patients with baseline HgA1Cs >10%. Continuous glucose monitoring is most beneficial when used at high frequencies in combination with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion. An additional benefit of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion is a lower incidence of lipohypertrophy in pediatric patients. A significant disadvantage of the insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring is the higher cost of treatment. Inconclusive or variable outcomes were related to weight gain and changes in quality of life.
In support of the research, a thorough discussion of the difficulty parents have in letting go when their children reaches the age to take over the management of their diabetes because as parents they have always been the one to provide this serve for their children. Parents as they stated have always been the core in making sure their children achieve a good glycemic control (Dashiff, Riley, Abdullatif &
Juvenile Diabetes is a disease that more and more children are getting each day and it affect about 0.1 percent of children that are school age. There are two types of diabetes that are common in children. The first one is type one diabetes and the second one is type two diabetes. There are major health problems associated with type one including troubles physically, a multidisciplinary approach by physician, nurse and dietitian is needed to treat juvenile diabetes. In patients with new onset type 1 diabetes, lifelong insulin therapy must be started. As a chronic disease diabetes mellitus requires long term medical attention both to limit the development of its devastating physical and psychological complications and to manage them when they do occur. As for the ADA (American Diabetes Association) Diabetes Mellitus is a disproportionately expensive disease; I read that in 2002, the per capita cost of health care was $13,243 for people with diabetes, while it was $2,560 for those without diabetes. As of now there is no cure for Juvenile Diabetes but there is ongoing research to test medications and new products to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. There are however many coping methods, support groups, counseling, insulin injections and pumps that children with juvenile diabetes make a part of their everyday lives.