Even if you're thin, a poor diet can still result in visceral fat.Diets high in sugar and unhealthy fats, such as saturated and trans fats, can increase the amount of fat in your body, which can lead to diabetes
When you weigh less, your pancreas is better able to keep up with your body's need for insulin. It also lessens your risk for other serious complications of diabetes, including heart problems, kidney disease and nerve damage.
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.
Diabetes may not be reversed in all patients with lifestyle changes but it helps to keep it under control and prevent it's complications.
Prefer foods lower in fats, sugar and calories and higher in fiber. Focus on fruits, green vegetables and whole grains. Regular physical activity.
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 increased risk of Heart attack/ Angina/ Stroke, Nerve damage, Kidney damage, Gastroparesis (Nausea/ vomiting) Diarrhea or constipation, Eye damage - blindness, Increased risk of cataract and glaucoma, Foot damage/ amputations, Skin infections, Increased risk of Alzheimer's disease/ Depression/ Hearing impairment.