Both types of diabetes greatly increase a person’s risk for a range of serious complications. Although monitoring and managing the disease can prevent complications, diabetes remains the leading cause of blindness and kidney failure. It also continues to be a critical risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and foot or leg amputations.
For a child with a high blood sugar, their blood glucose will need to be checked too and a decision has to be made whether or not to give insulin. This is a big responsibility to hand over to another adult and can be nerve-racking for parents.
As you continue to lose weight and become more active keep a careful eye on your blood
sugars and insulin requirements. You may find that you are requiring less insulin as you
drop the pounds. Keep in contact with your doctor and update him on your progress.
Diabetics with type 1 will have to take insulin for the rest of their lives. The amount of insulin they take may vary with their diet and weight through the years.
The best time to exercise is after one of your main meals. If you can fit in a 15-20 minute walk three times a day it would be idea. But if you cannot try and go for a bit of a longer walk at least once per day.
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