Diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus in children

Children get sick because their parents are pampered in eating

According to the leading experts on diabetes, at present, although there are no specific statistics, the number of children with diabetes in both type 1 and type 2 tends to increase.

Associate Professor Ta Van Binh-Nguyen, Director of the Vietnam Diabetes Research Institute, said that he has met 9-year-old children with type 2 diabetes through medical examination and treatment. 'This is the youngest case. I have met and am in treatment ', Associate Professor Binh said.

According to Assoc. Binh, this case is a 9-year-old boy in Hanoi. Since birth, this boy has been pampered by his parents, especially in terms of eating and living. Whenever a child likes to eat something his parents follow it, due to the characteristics of the child, most of the boy's favorite foods and drinks are candy, soft drinks, fast food .

Her mother shared with her doctor that when she was 2 years old, her child was 20kg and her weight increased with each year. By the time the disease was discovered (9 years old), the weight was nearly 100kg. Regarding daily activities, he is very sedentary, only staying at home with her and every time he takes lessons he has all kinds of food next to him.

Recently, when I see my child showing signs of fatigue, people who are exhausted . the family just takes me to the doctor. Direct examination for this boy, Associate Professor Binh said the time of receiving children and testing blood sugar (fasting) up to 15 mmol / l. Shortly thereafter the child was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and performed a diet, weight loss, combined with exercise and sports.

According to Assoc. Binh, during the treatment, children must be monitored daily blood sugar. Maintain a healthy weight, avoid gaining weight. After several years of treatment and follow-up, the child does not have to have insulin injections. Treatment and monitoring of complications for your baby will have to last a lifetime.

From the case of the pediatrician, Associate Professor Binh warned a very alarming problem that is raising children according to their interests and the fear of the whistle than their peers should focus on 'fattening' with all price, thereby leading to terrible health consequences.

What to do when your child is at risk for diabetes?

- Prepare a plan for children to lose weight when children are obese.

- Regularly check blood sugar levels to ensure stable blood glucose. To help children avoid diabetes and have a healthy life.

- In the period of developing children, the body needs to provide adequate nutrients for children to grow and develop. Therefore, it is necessary to have a suitable diet according to the doctor's instructions.

- Children should eat more foods that contain lots of vitamins, iron, and folic acid.

- Do not allow children to eat foods that are too salty, do not let them use a lot of frozen foods, do not let children use foods that contain synthetic pigments and especially do not let children use drinks from adults and Overfeeding nutrients. Because that will affect the development of children.

Eat balance, exercise reasonably

To best prevent diabetes, apply a healthy, scientific, high-fiber diet and increase children's motivation. Children with diabetes should limit confectionery, chocolate, coconut milk, especially, should not use carbonated soft drinks. Parents should feed their children many meals a day because eating too much in one meal will make blood sugar rise. At the same time, it is recommended to regularly check the child's blood sugar levels for appropriate solutions.

Besides, the regime of exercising and exercising sports plays an important role. Children who lose weight also mean they have reduced blood sugar.

Currently, on the market there are many products that use sugar substitutes very well for diabetics so children with diabetes do not need to abstain from sugar completely. In addition, if a diabetic is forced to follow a strict diet, the child is likely to be deficient in some nutrients. For these cases, children should be given high fiber and micronutrient supplements, especially those for overweight, obese, and must be prescribed by a doctor. Faculty