What's a typical day like for a child or teen with type 1 diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic condition but when controlled with proper diet, physical acitivity, medications, doctors visits a child can lead a relatively normal life.
Goal fasting blood sugar is 80 - 130, post prandial blood sugar is < 180 mg/dl.
Diabetes is condition for which exact cause is unknown. Although being unhealthy interms of obesity and other comorbid conditions increase the risk of developing diabetes, there are other causes such as family history/ presence of autoantibodies/ polycystic ovarian syndrome etc which increase the risk.
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.
With time, raised blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control the heart. Additionally, people with diabetes are also more likely to have other conditions that raise the risk for heart disease such as high blood pressure and deranged cholesterol or triglyceride levels.