"At the time of diagnosis, parents are confronted with confusion, wondering why their child has diabetes, what could cause this condition and face injustice, feel frustrated, and fear that their child does not develop normally," a specialist in the framework . World Diabetes Day celebrated today.
According to experts, in Mexico the incidence of diabetes in children is increasing, and of 10 children with this diagnosis, six people have type 1 diabetes and four type II diabetes.
"When a child diagnoses diabetes, parents get a strong emotional impact because it is a chronic condition that will require healing and lifelong care," Lugo said.
In order to face this situation, the expert said that it is important that parents and family members seek psychological support to prevent diabetes from limiting their life.
He also explained the importance of listening to patients. "Doctors must feel empathy for the patient, set yourself up to build trust, and the child must persuade him to use insulin and follow his treatment properly," he said.
Dr. In return, Iael Contreras said that it is important that children have a healthy diet and eat adequate foods, in addition to physical activity, monitor their glucose and learn how to properly use insulin.
"These are very important aspects for glucose control in order to be adequate," he said.
Well-controlled diabetes avoids the risk of complications such as kidney failure, diabetic foot, diabetic neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease.
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