What kind of food and drinks that diabetes patient cannot eat?
Foods and drinks with high glycemic index are to be avoided by Diabetic patients. Few foods/drinks are fried foods and other foods high in saturated fat and trans fat, foods high in salt, sweets such as baked goods, candy, and ice cream, beverages with added sugars such as juice, regular soda, and regular sports or energy drinks.
If your blood sugar levels are over 400 mg/dL, you could also be at risk for dehydration.
126 mg/dL (7.0 mmol/L ) or higher on two separate tests is diagnosed as diabetes.
Normal saline drips helps in correction of hydration in Diabetic emergencies such as Diabetic ketoacidosis. Proper hydration will decrease counterregulatory hormones and lower blood glucose, which should augment insulin sensitivity.
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.