What should be avoided in juvenile diabetes?
Hello, I am a mother of two sons. My younger son is 10 years old. He has been recently diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Doctor said that it can't be cured. He was not doing well and loosing weight. So I took him to doctor and then we got to know this. We became very anxious. But we need to deal with it. He goes to school regularly and doing good in studies also. I as a parent don't pressurize him about studies. I don't understand that how it happened. I would like to know what should be avoided in juvenile diabetes? Please share your informations.
@dilnaj Juvenile diabetes is mostly an autoimmune disorder and is also referred to as type 1 diabetes. As the name suggests, the disease is commonly diagnosed in childhood or adolescence (as opposed to type 2 or “adult-onset” diabetes, which occurs most often in middle age). People with all types of diabetes share one thing in common: High amounts of sugar, or glucose, in their blood. Meal timing is very important for people with type 1 diabetes. Meals must match insulin doses. Eating meals with a low glycemic load (index) makes meal timing easier. Low glycemic load meals raise blood sugar slowly and steadily, leaving plenty of time for the body (or the injected insulin dose) to respond. Skipping a meal or eating late puts a person at risk for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).