There are several symptoms and warning signs of diabetes mellitus in children. Parents should not ignore these signs and should consult the best pediatric endocrinologist. The symptoms of diabetes in children may be:
In case of any of the symptoms of diabetes in children, the parent should visit the best children’s diabetes hospital to confirm the diagnosis. Diagnostic methods include:
Children with random blood sugar levels higher than 200 mg/dL indicate diabetes.
Glycated hemoglobin level above 6.5% in children suggests diabetes.
A blood sugar level of 126 mg/dL or above, after overnight fasting, indicates diabetes mellitus in children.
If diagnosed, the child should visit the best children's diabetes centre. Treatment of diabetes in children includes the following methods:
Lifestyle modifications are necessary for the management of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It helps in the progression of prediabetes in children to diabetes. The child should maintain a healthy BMI between 18.5 to 24.9 and incorporate 1 hour of vigorous physical activity in the daily routine.
In addition to Insulin Therapy, it is important to incorporate regular physical activity for 1hr/day. The child should eat a balanced diet and regularly check blood sugar level as directed by doctor .
Diabetes in children is usually Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus or Insulin Dependent Diabetes.Insulin is the only treatment for the same Several insulin therapies are available.
These are short-acting insulin, rapid-acting insulin, intermediate-acting insulin, and long- and ultra-long-acting insulin.
The delivery options include insulin pens, fine needles and syringes, and insulin pumps.
The Doctor will help you to decide the correct dose and type of insulin best suited for your child's needs
The pediatric diabetes doctor may prescribe you certain medications for managing your blood sugar levels. Clinical trials have indicated that medications are equally effective in managing type 2 diabetes in children.
Dietary change is a critical part of pediatric type 1 diabetes mellitus treatment. The diet of the children should incorporate regular meals and healthy snacks. The child should consume more fruits and vegetables and should prefer calorie-free beverages. Children should avoid high-fat foods as this may cause an increase in blood sugar levels hours after consumption due to slow digestion.
Our Paediatrics department has treated over 200000+ children with obesity and diabetes-related problems over the last 48 years. Our highly experienced paediatrician will ensure you receive the best diabetes mellitus treatment.
Our highly experienced Paediatrician has immense experience in providing the best diabetes mellitus treatment in Coimbatore.
Dr. V. Shobi Anandi is a Pediatric Endocrinologist in Coimbatore with over 11+ years of experience who specialises in treating hormonal problems in infants, children and adolescents.
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What are the risk factors for diabetes in my child?
The exact cause of diabetes remains unknown. However, certain factors increase the risk of diabetes. These include being obese or overweight, a family history of diabetes, and having insulin resistance.
How should I ensure the safety of my diabetic child at home and school?
The safety of your child is crucial when you are not present. Ensure that your child has a medical ID bracelet at all times during school hours. Provide detailed instruction to the school authority about meal schedules and delivering insulin injections. Inform the school about the symptoms of low blood sugar levels and also remember to train the people responsible for caring for your child.
How can I help my child in managing diabetes?
Parents play an essential role in managing diabetes in their children. They should encourage their child to be physically active and to maintain their weight. Reduce the screen time allowed to them and engage them in enjoyable activities.
Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes in children?
Eating too much sugar does not directly cause diabetes. However, a significant amount of sugar causes adverse effects on the liver and results in obesity. These are risk factors for diabetes. Natural sugars, such as those found in fruits, do not increase the risk of diabetes.
If I am a diabetic, will my child get diabetes?
The exact cause of diabetes is not known. However, family history increases the risk of diabetes. You should not ignore the symptoms of diabetes and have regular screening of your child at a pediatric diabetes hospital.
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