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Month: August 2017

All to know about Diabetes in Children

Diabetes in children is also known as insulin dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes. Diabetes is a condition in which body is not able to produce important hormone insulin. When diabetes develops in children then it is very important to provide missing insulin to them. Children suffering from diabetes require consistent care and daily monitoring of the blood sugar and insulin delivery. The symptoms of diabetes in children are

·         Frequent urination and increased thirst

·         Extreme hunger

·         Weight loss

·         Behavior changes

·         Fatigue

·         Yeast infection in genitals

·         Blurred vision

The cause of diabetes in children is absence of insulin producing cells. The immune system of the body that generally destroys harmful viruses and bacteria mistakenly kills insulin producing calls present in the pancreas. Apart that, environmental and genetics factors also play a crucial role in developing diabetes. Diabetes in children also has some risks such as genetic susceptibility, family history, and race. Some environmental factors such as diet, viruses also develop some risk for developing diabetes.

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Problems associated with diabetes are

·         Heart and blood vessel disease

·         Nerve damage

·         Eye damage

·         Kidney damage

·         Osteoporosis

·         Skin diseases

Diagnosis of diabetes in children is performed by some blood tests such as random blood sugar test, glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test, and fasting blood sugar test. Some other tests include test for antibodies and urine test to check the presence of ketones.

Treatment for diabetes is a lifelong work and includes insulin therapy, blood sugar monitoring, regular exercise and healthy eating. The treatment plan for kids changes time by time according to their age. It is recommended to consult with a pediatric to provide a safe a secure care to the child. Regular exercise and healthy diet has many benefits, such as

·         Improve level of glucose control

·         Reduce risk of developing diabetes

·         Increased sensitivity to insulin

·         Reduce hyperglycemia

·         Increased fibrinolysis

Fayth clinic, Mumbai provides best plans for healthy eating and regular exercise. The doctors at Fayth clinic help the children to gain their confidence and normalize their life with insulin therapy.  

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Today’s lifestyle: Boon or Bane for our children?

The last few decades have brought about a significant change in the way we live. The childhood pleasures of sweaty summers and playgrounds have transformed into computer games and online combats. The result, one in every five children in the age 6 to 19 years are reported to be on the wrong side of BMI, either overweight or obese.
Our observations as part of the Medigym initiative at Fayth Clinic has thrown light on the extent of obesity related issues in our children and teens today, and the picture is quite alarming. Obesity is not just weighing down on their overall health but on the quality of their social life as well.
The reasons behind the growing numbers….
The development that we have witnessed in the recent times and the associated advancements that it has brought about in our lifestyles are not all bad. However, the changing food habits, our affinity for all things instant and the waning importance of physical activity has robbed off the quality of childhood and adolescent health today, making them susceptible to a number of diseases.
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Some of the main culprits of obesity include aerated drinks and junk food that have become a constant in our everyday life. What is more, the colorful advertisements of today are potent enough to pique the interest of adults, let alone kids towards these products. Another popular trend contributing abundantly to obesity include skipping breakfast and having heavy dinners that most of us practise out of convenience in today’s hectic life.
Another important aspect contributing to obesity is the family genetics. A history of overweight people in the family is not to be taken lightly. Obese children are at a greater risk of growing up to be obese adults developing a host of medical diseases like early onset high blood pressure, diabetes, insulin resistance, joint problems, PCOS, respiratory problems, decreased immunity, skin rashes and many more. These may start from teen years and extend well in adulthood, if not taken care and dealt with on an emergency basis. The typical Indian Concept of healthy child ( Khata-Peeta bacha ) has now been replaced by a healthy child in the right weight for age and height as per the national Indian Academy of Pediatrics norm.
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 A well-thought diet and exercise protocol put in place as part of daily life could be highly helpful in these cases.
What obesity does to our kids….
Most of the common NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases) present in children today are a product of unhealthy lifestyle. Some of the common obesity related morbidities include the following.
  • Diabetes Mellitus – children and adolescents with obesity are more susceptible to be affected by Type 2 diabetes, a potentially dangerous condition in the long run.
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea – the number of kids affected by sleep apnoea is quite surprising with about 22 percent of our adolescent population known to be affected by different varieties of it.
  • Cardiovascular diseases – children and teens affected by obesity are known to have an increased probability for acquiring cardiovascular condition
  • Fatty liver disease -nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases are known to have an incidence of about 33% among obese children.
  • Depression is another condition that has seen an increase in the rate of incidence among children. While they may or may not be directly linked to obesity, being overweight or obese does have serious implications on the emotional well being of our kids. The social isolation, teasing and peer pressure develops a poor self-image, affecting the emotional growth of the child.Our children are not just the most precious of our possessions, they are our valuable successors to take forward the legacy and development of our nation. They have a lot to accomplish and we shouldn’t allow such factors as an abnormal BMI pull them back. Every Healthy Child leads to Healthy Nation. So let’s practice a healthy lifestyle for a healthy and robust tomorrow.
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