What to Do When Your Kids Have Diabetes

Have you just found out that one of your children has diabetes?  The news can come as shock for any parent but it takes on an almost surreal nature when it is one of your kids.  After all, you’ve done everything right but they still ended up diabetic.

Beyond blaming yourself there is also the fear of how to help your child manage a condition that that will need to deal with for the rest of their lives.  Maybe is it worries about how to properly use Ketone test strips or maybe it is how to better manage your family’s eating habits – it can all seem a bit overwhelming.  With that in mind, here are some tips on what to do when your kids have diabetes.

What is Diabetes?

For starters, let’s look at what is diabetes and how living with it can impact one’s life.   The condition known as diabetes happens when the pancreas cannot manufacture adequate levels of insulin needed to transform sugars into energy.  This can be a problem as sugars build up in the system with nowhere to go.

In order to manage this condition, one will need to monitor their blood sugar level and well as getting doses of insulin either by shot or through a pump.  While this can be a tedious process – especially when a child is involved – it is needed to make sure the body can balance itself out.

One important thing to know is that there is no ‘cure’ for diabetes as it is not a disease, rather it is a condition.  Some researchers have explored the link between diet and exercise and diabetes, but even then, the research groups have been relatively small and might not apply to the type of diabetes your child has.

As such, a child with Type 1 Diabetes will probably need to get used to being constantly poked and prodded. For parents, this means learning you to alleviate a child’s fear of needles and blood.  Sure, it is on a pin-prick but it can still be hard for a young child to cope with this.  Some tips include using ice or a numbing cream on the skin, sight or sound diversions, or even potential rewards as motivations.

It’s Normal to Worry

As a parent with a diabetic child, it is normal to have some worries.  These can include blaming yourself or looking at environmental factors.  While this is natural, you don’t want to dwell on this for too long as the reality is that there was probably nothing you could do – especially when the child has Type 1 diabetes.

Instead, you want to focus your energy on learning on diabetes.  This can include learning about the impacts of the condition, what diet and lifestyle hacks can help to improve your child’s outlook, and importantly what treatments are most effective and why.

Healthy Living

As you go through your learning journey, one thing that is bound to come up is the concept of healthy living.  This can extend to making over the diet of your entire family, including becoming more discerning about what to eat when you eat out, and finally looking at exercise – especially what can be done as a family.

While this might be a welcome step – after all, most parents probably want to increase their fitness levels.  However, it can be a bit stressful for other children who might not understand why they can’t have ice cream all the time.  As such, you’ll want to look at ways to make healthy living fun for everyone.  This can include adding in some rewards along the way.

Get Support

Living with diabetes can be a lot, even when you are an adult.  But when it comes to having a diabetic child, you will want to increase the size of your support network.  It could be as simple as finding other parents in your area going through the same thing or to get online to see what is out there for parents.

This could include reaching to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, now known as the JDRF, and the American Diabetes Association.  Both organizations offer a bevy of support tools for the parents of diabetic children.  In addition, there is no shortage of books on the subject, though you might want to talk to other parents or check out the reading lists offered by national organizations as you start your journey.

Having a child with diabetes might seem overwhelming at first but it is not the end of the world.  Instead, the keys are to increase your understanding about the condition, focus on healthy living, and increasing your support network.

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How Hospitals Recover From a Water Emergency Event

While water is an essential ingredient for any life, too much water from an unexpected event can be disastrous for property. Hospitals are especially vulnerable to these types of unpredictable occasions. They do not have the option of shutting down their operations when something like this does occur. It is important for the hospital leaders to have a doable action plan in place that covers natural and other water disasters and conditions. There are specific criteria that all hospitals and other healthcare businesses must follow after a catastrophe involving water property damage happens.

Disaster plans might also include details on water restoration for hospitals typically covered under the state safety and health department regulations. Most hospitals do not have the resources to handle these events without outside assistance. They cannot simply hire anybody by law however. The crew designated to clean up the property has to have written certification documents that prove they have undergone the exceptionally detailed special training required to work inside of a hospital or other major healthcare institution. Without this important documentation, property restoration experts are not able to perform these services. A water damage specialist will first determine what type of water is on the site.

The water may be a clean source such as when a water pipe bursts or a hot water tank leaks. If the water contains sewage or debris, it is considered contaminated. If this occurs, it is even more critical to protect the vulnerable patients from exposure to these substances. Many patients inside of a hospital already have very weakened immune systems that makes it easier for them to become sick. By law, any work crew must first build a temporary wall structure that keeps the dirty water far from patients.

Massive flooding can cripple a hospital’s operations if the situation is not immediately addressed. When a large amount of water floods the lower levels of a structure, that building could be at risk of collapsing from the pressure surges. Only highly trained water remediation specialists have the knowledge to assess the safety of a building. Along with the water damage, heavy storms could have caused window and roof damage that subsequently allowed the water to get all the way inside. The causative factor must be quickly identified, and proper steps need to be followed for complete resolution of the water danger.

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I am Glad She Does Not Have Fever

I thought F has a fever because last night when I touch her forehead she was a bit hot. She feels like she was whining over something when she wakes up in the morning and when she wanted to get up she can’t because her eyes closed. When I was at the gym already I called her up to check if she really have a fever, I was relieved when my sister told me she was okay and that after she bathe her, she was back to herself again.
It was proved when we went home here just a while and my little tea pot is in her dreamland, playing with her sweet friend angels.
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For my Health Maintenance

My Pulmonologist required me to maintain my medicines for my asthma so it will not attack me again. It was the same medicine he gave me the previous years and that is the Seretide together with that, he also asked me to buy a nasal spray and used it for one month then I would go back to his clinic to know if I would have to maintain it or not.
I don’t like both of air puff and the nasal spray but I could not do anything with it but to follow his advised otherwise I will be getting severe attacks and the worst is if the lungs will not respond and it would be too late for me then. On the other hand, this is only a little sacrifice, air puff and nasal spray in the morning and air puff again in the evening that is not hard right?
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