A type 2 diabetes diagnosis is a scary thing—particularly when it’s your child who has the health issue. However, managing your child’s type 2 diabetes disorder takes discipline, scheduling, willing lifestyle changes, help from others, and education to ensure the well being of your child’s future health. Part of keeping your child healthy will be to take an active role in the management of your child’s diabetes.
Here are nine helpful tips for parents with diabetic children…
1. Regular Monitoring of Blood Glucose
Some parents resist checking the blood-sugar levels of their children, because let’s face it, it can hurt! However, the regular monitoring of your child’s blood glucose levels is the fastest way to know if they are under control. Remember, diet, exercise, stress, medication, illness, and excitement can all cause blood sugar to suddenly spiral out of control so regular monitoring is important.