Type 1 Diabetes Students

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Field trips and excursions are advantageous for concreting concepts learned in the classroom for student bodies. However, they can be very stressful for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. In comparison to schools, public places are even fewer supportive environments for type 1 diabetes. According to an article by Edwards, Noyes, Lowes, Have Spencer, & Gregory (2014), many parents were required to be present on field trips and excursions that would allow for type 1 diabetes patients to participate in them. In some instances, children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes were not allowed to participate in them because the teachers were not educated in diabetes support to cater for their needs. If inclusion was supported by the schools,…show more content…
In fact, a report by the Canadian Diabetes Association (2011) states that “diabetes cost the Canadian healthcare system and economy $11.7 billion in 2010, and costs will rise to $16 billion by 2020,” and that “this growing burden threatens both the sustainability of our healthcare system and the future economic prosperity of Canada.” Furthermore, it proposes that “even a modest reduction in diabetes prevalence would have a significant financial impact. A 2% reduction in prevalence rates would have a 9% reduction in direct healthcare costs.” Type 1 diabetes affects the Canadian healthcare system monetarily and in providing care for children and adolescents diagnosed with the disease. Normal follow-ups with a doctor helps the children and adolescents to properly manage their diabetes through the guidance of the professional and to diagnose and treat any other diseases that show prevalent early symptoms in correlation to type 1 diabetes. In the case of other diseases alongside type 1 diabetes, a specialist or even expensive procedures such as therapy and medications could be required as well. Emergencies due to hypo or hyperglycemia also impact the Canadian healthcare system because hospitalization could be required. Even though type 1 diabetes cannot be cured, solutions to various problems faced by children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes can limit the impact of the disease on Canada’s economy and healthcare system. More than just academic support is required to ultimately keep Canadian students out of hospitals with type 1 diabetes complications and in the classroom, where these impairments do not get out of hand and are well
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