How do you get active with kidney disease?
Prefer foods lower in fats, sugar/salt and calories and higher in fiber. Focus on fruits, green vegetables and whole grains. Regular physical activity, take medicines and have regular doctors visits.
Few types are walking briskly or hiking, climbing stairs, swimming or a water-aerobics class, dancing, riding a bicycle or a stationary bicycle, taking an exercise class, playing basketball, tennis, or other sports
Diabetes when uncontrolled can cause sudden increase in blood sugar level causing an emergency called Diabetic ketoacidosis which can be life threatening if not treated in time. Also, long standing Diabetes may lead to organ damage which can be fatal.
Leading a better lifestyle in the form of avoiding excessive sugar/ fats, high fibre foods, breaking sedentary life and regular physical activity helps in lowering the blood sugar levels.
Chronic health conditions such as Diabetes have the potential to cause stress, fear & anxiety and depression in the patient, it can be more when the patient is a child. Hence, take steps to recognise and cope these feelings - acknowledge your child's feelings, encourage active health care, build independence, help kids find their strengths, correct their misconceptions, positive reinforcements from friends & teachers, enroll in Diabetes support groups and counselling.