Raising Happy Diabetic Kids
This is the first in a series of articles I am about to embark upon concerning this subject. As my family gets older and matures with this disease I think back to the early days and wonder why aren't we all on medication for depression? Why don't we have standing twice a week appointments with a psychiatrist? How did we end up so normal?(whatever that is) As I look back this didn't happen by accident, nor am I Super Dad, and I didn't plan it out step by step. It was mostly just paying attention, luck, and decent communication between my girls and me, granted sometimes at the top of our lungs.
The first thing I suggest you do is very important. Remember, our children are who they had in mind when they coined the phrase "monkey see monkey do". Trust Yourself! It's okay to do it your way. There're three components to raising happy kids, diabetic or not. They are Self-Confidence, Self-Reliance, an Self-Control. The more of these components your monkeys see in you, the more of these components you will see in your monkeys! I'm going to put out some ideas here but you're the boss of your situation. Do it your way.
Upon reading the three components you might ask "but where is self esteem?" I'll save that particular ramble for another day. Let me just assure you that if your child has self-confidence, self-reliance, and self-control then self-esteem comes naturally.
What is Self-Confidence?Self-Confidence is:
Trusting your ability to form and sustain relationships
Trusting your ability to complete various tasks well, knowing that others value your abilities
Trusting your ability to manage new siuations
Trusting your own judgements and common sense
As you can see trust is a key element of self-confidence. When our children don't have that measure of consistency and predictability in their lives it becomes difficult for them to gain the necessary trust either in themselves or in others to become self-confident. So if our children see that the people who are most important to them (us as parents) trust them and will provide them with a consistant environment, they will begin to trust themselves, their judgements, and those of the people around them. This is the beginning of common sense.(Yahoo!)
How do our children acquire Self-Confidence?Self-Confidence comes from:
Being accepted for who you are
Having someone show confidence in you
Knowing there is something you are good at
Having firm expectations of other people's behavior
Not being afraid of failure
Developing competence with the saftey of a parent close by
Seeing others you admire and copy, being confident and happy
It seems so easy when you write it down. When you think about it three main components have to be in place: Trust and Predictability, competence, and sociability.
Trust and Predictability - We all know that routines are important for developing feelings of trust and security. Think about the routines and relationships between you and your family and friends. How much do they keep to a pattern? Will your child begin each day with a reasonably clear idea of what will happen and when?
Competence - Being good at things. We all have different talents and abilities. We need to help our children identify the things they are good at and encourage them. These skills fall into a couple of different catagories.
Practical: Seeing how to make or mend things, and build things
Physical: Good at sports, kicking or catching a ball, swimming, running
Mental: Good ideas about things, good at solving practical problems, good at schoolwork
Social: Good at playing with others, kind and considerate, good at making new friends
Process: Being good at tying new things, sticking with difficult tasks and so on
Sociability - Trust and develope their social skills. Involve them moderately in your social life. If we have our children with us it shows not only are we happy to have them with us but also that we trust they will behave appropriately. Getting used to being in new situations, and learning to talk to different people will increase our children's confidence considerably. Here's one that took me a while to figure out. Give your child advance warning of your feelings, of short temper, tiredness, sadness, or whatever. "I've had a lousy day at work and I'm very crabby. It might be smart to keep your head down and your mouth shut." Or "I've had an argument with so and so and I'm feeling hurt. If I'm short with you I'm sorry." This not only teaches them techniques for managing their own feelings, but gives them a chance to learn sensitivity to the feelings and moods of others. These are essential social skills not only for now but for later on in life.
Our children will develope self-confidence only if we have first shown trust and confidence in them and have given them an environment where they can predict and trust. Diabetes and all of the unpredictability, feelings of powerlessness, and exclusion that sometimes go with it just make this process that much more difficult. I look at it like if it was easy any idiot could do it. Well, we're not just any idiot. We're special idiots. We have been entrusted with the care and upbringing of a diabetic child. So remember you are a special person entrusted with a very special task. Trust yourself. It's okay to do it your way.
In the next issue I'll take a look at Self-Reliance.
Russell Turner is the father of a 10 year old Type 1 Juvenile Diabetic daughter. When she was first diagnosed he quickly found there was all kinds of information on the internet about the medical aspects of this dsease. What he couldn't find was information about how to prepare his family to live with this disease. He started a website http://www.mychildhasdiabetes.comand designed it so parents of newly diagnosed children would have a one-stop resource to learn to prepare for life with diabetes.
First study of COVID-19 patients with diabetes shows that 10% die within seven days of hospital admission - EurekAlert
Tips for diabetes patients to manage their blood sugar The Indian Express
New book series brings updated reviews on diabetes and obesity News-Medical.Net
City experts to develop a hybrid sensor for detection of diabetes News-Medical.Net
Don’t ignore diabetes symptoms because you’re afraid of catching COVID-19, doctors say - Global News
Test developed by U of T researchers predicts diabetes in women who had gestational form of illness - News@UofT
Test developed by U of T researchers predicts diabetes in women who had gestational form of illness News@UofT
The future of diabetes: Improving islet transplantation - Scope Stanford Medical Center Report
10 best diabetes apps for Android to help manage it! Android Authority
Diabetics made up a quarter of COVID-19 deaths, analysis from England's health service finds - National Post
Diabetics made up a quarter of COVID-19 deaths, analysis from England's health service finds National Post
Common diabetes drug helps reverse diabetic patients' heart disease risk The Conversation UK
Diabetic? Tips to keep your blood sugar levels in check amid pandemic The Indian Express
A disease that breeds disease: why is type 2 diabetes linked to increased risk of cancer and dementia? - The Conversation AU
A disease that breeds disease: why is type 2 diabetes linked to increased risk of cancer and dementia? The Conversation AU
After She Was Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes, This Woman's Doctor Blamed Her for Causing It - Health.com
After She Was Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes, This Woman's Doctor Blamed Her for Causing It Health.com
Researchers to explore how effective digital technologies is in diabetes prevention - Diabetes.co.uk
Diabetes Skin Concerns and How to Treat Them | Shape Shape Magazine
Temporal decline in non–high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in subjects with diabetes mellitus without atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease - MD Linx
Temporal decline in non–high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in subjects with diabetes mellitus without atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease MD Linx
U.S. FDA asks five firms to recall diabetes drug with high levels of probable carcinogen - SaltWire Network
U.S. FDA asks five firms to recall diabetes drug with high levels of probable carcinogen SaltWire Network
Halifax pediatrician worries COVID-19 fears linked to drop in Type 1 diabetes reports - TheChronicleHerald.ca
Halifax pediatrician worries COVID-19 fears linked to drop in Type 1 diabetes reports TheChronicleHerald.ca
Diabetic’s death in state prison leads to federal lawsuit Atlanta Journal Constitution
1 in 2 people with diabetes wearing a face mask as Government advises masks in some enclosed spaces - Diabetes - Diabetes.co.uk
1 in 2 people with diabetes wearing a face mask as Government advises masks in some enclosed spaces - Diabetes Diabetes.co.uk
Insulin and Amylin Combined as a Potential New Therapy for Diabetes - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Insulin and Amylin Combined as a Potential New Therapy for Diabetes Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Type 2 diabetes warning: The frightening sign your blood sugar levels are dangerously high - Express
High-intensity exercise can help to control type 2 diabetes Thegardenisland.com
Vascular Disease Is A Significant Concern for Patients with Diabetes Diabetes In Control
What Is Type 2 Diabetes? LIVESTRONG.COM
Blood test could predict diabetes years before it strikes Medical Xpress
Fenofibrate decreased microalbuminuria in the type 2 diabetes patients with hypertriglyceridemia - MD Linx
Fenofibrate decreased microalbuminuria in the type 2 diabetes patients with hypertriglyceridemia MD Linx
The Diabetes Plate Method | US News U.S. News & World Report
AdaptHealth Expands Into Diabetes Segment With Accretive Acquisition of Leading Distributor Solara Medical Supplies - Business Wire
AdaptHealth Expands Into Diabetes Segment With Accretive Acquisition of Leading Distributor Solara Medical Supplies Business Wire
Considerations for Hydroxychloroquine Use in Patients With Diabetes Endocrinology Advisor
'No team changes lives like our team.' How cycling's Team Novo Nordisk turned type 1 diabetes into its 'greatest strength' - CNN International
'No team changes lives like our team.' How cycling's Team Novo Nordisk turned type 1 diabetes into its 'greatest strength' CNN International
CPD learning module: Insulin in type 2 diabetes Nursing in Practice
Metrics of cost-effective screening for type 1 diabetes Science Daily
US Diabetes Care Devices Market Outlook to 2025 - Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Delivery - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business Wire
US Diabetes Care Devices Market Outlook to 2025 - Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Delivery - ResearchAndMarkets.com Business Wire
2-in-1 injection may help diabetics control blood sugar Futurity: Research News
Diabetes and brain health The Lancet
Early puberty linked to development of diabetes among men Medical Dialogues
Adverum Biotechnologies Announces New INFINITY Phase 2 Trial for ADVM-022 in Diabetic Macular Edema, Reports Recent Business Progress and First Quarter 2020 Financial Results - GlobeNewswire
Adverum Biotechnologies Announces New INFINITY Phase 2 Trial for ADVM-022 in Diabetic Macular Edema, Reports Recent Business Progress and First Quarter 2020 Financial Results GlobeNewswire
Doctor Speaks on Risk for People With Diabetes Amid Coronavirus Pandemic NBC 10 Philadelphia
The Long Term Effects of Early Glycemic Control in Patients with Diabetes Diabetes In Control
One in five adult Malaysians has diabetes, 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey shows - Malay Mail
One in five adult Malaysians has diabetes, 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey shows Malay Mail
Heart disease, diabetes rates higher for American Indians, Alaska Natives Albany Times Union
Work-based diabetes prevention programs in San Francisco show promising results - Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Work-based diabetes prevention programs in San Francisco show promising results Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Letter to the Editor: Addressing diabetes in Kings County Hanford Sentinel
Unique home built device may fast detect kidney fibrosis in diabetes Medical Dialogues
Smart Phone Adaptor Accurately Detects Diabetic Retinopathy AJMC.com Managed Markets Network
Study Identifies Modifiable Risk Factors Associated With Diabetic Polyneuropathy in Type 2 Diabetes - Endocrinology Advisor
Study Identifies Modifiable Risk Factors Associated With Diabetic Polyneuropathy in Type 2 Diabetes Endocrinology Advisor
American Diabetes Association CEO focuses on affordable insulin amid pandemic after White House Medicare announcement - WRBL
American Diabetes Association CEO focuses on affordable insulin amid pandemic after White House Medicare announcement WRBL
Coronavirus: Concern over government's diabetes advice to Commons Speaker Disability News Service
Study suggests people with diabetes could be more at risk of dying from coronavirus - Coventry Telegraph
Study suggests people with diabetes could be more at risk of dying from coronavirus Coventry Telegraph
Electrogenetic cellular insulin release for real-time glycemic control in type 1 diabetic mice - Science Magazine
Electrogenetic cellular insulin release for real-time glycemic control in type 1 diabetic mice Science Magazine
How Coronavirus Pandemic Will Impact Non-Insulin Therapies for Diabetes Market : Information, Figures and Analytical Insights 2019-2027 - 3rd Watch News
How Coronavirus Pandemic Will Impact Non-Insulin Therapies for Diabetes Market : Information, Figures and Analytical Insights 2019-2027 3rd Watch News
Fighting diabetes? Here are the 5 best at-home exercises to lower blood sugar and prevent weight gain - Times Now
Fighting diabetes? Here are the 5 best at-home exercises to lower blood sugar and prevent weight gain Times Now
As Hot Spots Shift, Pandemic Enters a New Phase The New York Times
Oral Anti-Diabetic Drugs Market Competitive Analysis, Demand and Growing Production 2020 to 2024 - Cole of Duty
Oral Anti-Diabetic Drugs Market Competitive Analysis, Demand and Growing Production 2020 to 2024 Cole of Duty
ALRT Diabetes Solution Complements President Trump's Initiative to Lower Insulin Costs and Drive Better Diabetes Care - GlobeNewswire
ALRT Diabetes Solution Complements President Trump's Initiative to Lower Insulin Costs and Drive Better Diabetes Care GlobeNewswire
PMR's Detailed Report on Diabetic Neuropathy Market Offers Projections of Potential Impact of Corona Virus Outbreak - Cole of Duty
PMR's Detailed Report on Diabetic Neuropathy Market Offers Projections of Potential Impact of Corona Virus Outbreak Cole of Duty
Medical Supply Cases for Insulin and Diabetics
Medical supply manufacturers are continuously conceptualizing medical supplies needed by people who are in delicate health condition - medical supplies that may enable the patient to lead a life with at least a semblance of normalcy.Diabetic patients are one of these people who are in delicate health condition.
What Is Diabetes?
Your doctor may have recently advised you have diabetes. Or you are overweight and you have discovered you may be at risk of diabetes.
Normal Blood Sugar Levels ARE Possible for a Diabetic!
What are normal blood sugar levels? Fasting (blood sugar level after not eating for 8 hours) blood sugar should be between 70 milligrams per deciliter to 100 mg/dL. Your blood sugar should not be above 100 at any given time; If it is, this suggests a pre-diabetes condition.
Insulin has two critical roles in the body that we cannot live without, yet it can be the root of many health problems, including diabetes. Insulin carries sugar (glucose), fat and protein into your cells where they are used for energy and the repair of your cells.
Diabetes - A National Epidemic
Are you a diabetic? If so, you are definitely not alone. There are approximately 16 million people in the United States who have diabetes.
Diabetic Frozen Shoulder. An Explanation of The Frozen Shoulder - Diabetes Connection?
Diabetic frozen shoulder is a major problem. The pain and limited function that it causes can seriously limit the normal activities of day-to-day life.
Living with Diabetes and Celiac Disease
Living with multiple health problems can complicate things. As a diabetic balancing the levels of carbohydrates, (starches and sugars) with the level of insulin requires thought and discipline.
Get Rid of Your Diabetes
People at risk of getting the disease drop by a staggering 60 percent if they manage to lose just 10 pounds by following a healthy diet and engage in regular exercise such as walking, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (May 3, 2001).
Avandia Side Effect Lawyer: Diabetes Drug Damages Liver
Avandia, a compound of rosiglitazone maleate, is an oral antidiabetic agent. Avandia pills increase insulin sensitivity for patients with type 2 diabetes, or non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
Diabetes Type 2 and Artificial Sweeteners
Diabetes Type 2 (adult onset)Refined carbs/sugars are actually the biggest contributing factor to type 2 diabetes--that is, the type of diabetes people develop later in life. The major contributing factor to type 2 diabetes is eating too many refined carbs.
How Do You Know If You Have Diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus is a disorder characterized by the inability of the body to either produce or respond to insulin making it impossible to maintain proper levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. The extra glucose is excreted in the urine and because of the high level of glucose more water is flushed through.
Syndrome X - What Is It And Have You Got It?
Syndrome X or the X factor as it is sometimes known was first described in 1988 by Professor Gerald Reaven , an endocrinologist at California's Stanford University after twenty years of study. Since this first identification the understanding of Syndrome X has come a long way.
Preparing Your Child and Family for Life With Diabetes
After the initial shock of diagnosis wears off and we become more comfortable with administering insulin shots, scheduling blood tests and mealtimes, and carbohydrate counting we have a chance to look to the future. At that point it really begins to sink in what a long-term commitment parenting a diabetic child really is.
The Profect Solution for Diabetics
Diabetes, which affects more than 6% of the US population or over 18,000,000 people [i], is diagnosed when the body is not creating or effectively utilizing the hormone called insulin. As a result, much-needed energy from sugar, starch, and other sources are not being exploited as effectively as they should.
Diabetes and Exercise - Just Move it!
While exercise and eating guidelines are based on goodscientific principles, they do not necessarily agree withhuman nature or common sense. Recent history tells us thatwe are better off encouraging the mediocre people who arewilling to include exercise in their daily lives, ratherthan cramming guidelines down the majority of those who wantto fight the inevitable.
Humulin or Lantus, Which Insulin For Your Child?
Humulin or Lantus? When my daughter, who was 8, was first diagnosed the Children's Hospital that was treating her put her on an insulin program of short acting Humalog NPH and long acting Humalin N. You should have seen me that first day of training after a long night in the emergency room where she was diagnosed.
Diabetes Break-Thru Helps Battle Blood Sugar Woes
Are you a diabetic? If so, you are definitely not alone. Recent numbers report that there are some 18 million Type 2 diabetics.
Type I Diabetes: Insulin-Dependent Diabetes
Type I diabetes is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes. This form of diabetes is mainly found in children.
Diabetes Awareness: The Downside... a New Wardrobe?
Here is some commonsense thinking:I can't understand why anyone who has diabetes wouldn't exerciseand watch what they eat.The down side is that you may have to get an entire new wardrobe since exercise and healthy eating causes weight and size reduction.
Low-Carb: The Role of Insulin
There are three basic units the body uses for energy:1. Fats2.
|home | site map|
|©Asteroid Search 2019|