Children And Diabetes

Diabetes is widely considered a chronic illness during childhood. They attack the children at any age, including preschool children and even toddlers. Al if so, diabetes among children is often diagnosed late, when the child is diabetic ketoacidosis (ACD), or it is totally wrong.

In many parts of the world, insulin, the main life-saving medicines that children with diabetes need to survive, is not available (or is available but unused for reasons of economy, Geography or restrictions on supply). Consequently, many children are dying of diabetes, particularly in countries with low and medium income. The closest to the child as the family, school staff, family physician, May no knowledge of the first indications.

The World Diabetes Day 2007 and 2008 campaigns wanted this challenge and deeply the message that “no child should die of diabetes.” Today, beyond 240 million people worldwide are suffering from diabetes. Inside the next 20 years, this number is expected to advance to 380 million dollars. The children are not safe from this global epidemic, with its untenable and potentially fatal complications.

Type 1 diabetes is increasing by 3% per year among children and adolescents, and a fear of 5% per year among children of preschool age. An estimated 70000 children under 15 years is struck by type 1 diabetes each year (nearly 200 children per day). Of the approximately 440000 cases of Type 1 diabetes among children worldwide, more than a quarter live in Southeast Asia, and more than a fifth in Europe.

Type 2 diabetes was once seen as a disease of adults. Today, this type of diabetes is shocking to move rates among children and adolescents. In the USA, it is estimated that type 2 diabetes covers between 8 and 45% of new cases of diabetes in children by geographic region.

Over a period of 20 years, type 2 diabetes has doubled among children in Japan and accordingly, it is more common than type 1. In the indigenous and children in North America and Australia, the incidence rate of type 2 diabetes ranges from 1.3 to 5.3%.

Diabetes has an effect on children and their families. The daily life of children is thwarted by the need to control blood sugar, be subjected to drugs, and balance the impact of the activity and food. Diabetes can disrupt the normal development needs of childhood and adolescence, which include succeed in school and mature into adulthood.

To help children and families cope, and make sure that the best possible physical and emotional health of the child is there, care should be provided by a multidisciplinary team with a good awareness on issues Pediatrics. Back-up must also be given to care and school staff.

In this way, children with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can enter adulthood with the least possible negative effect on their well-being. For children with diabetes in developing countries the condition at present is bad.

The 2007 campaign aims to raise awareness of the high prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents. Early diagnosis and education are of paramount importance in reducing complications and save lives.

The health care community, educators, parents and guardians must combine effectively to help children living with diabetes, preventing the state of people at risk, and remove the unnecessary death and disability.