Adjusting to illness and activityAAdjusting to illness and activityAdjusting to illness and activityEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2016-10-17T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor RN, MN, HonBSc;Vanita Pais RD, CDE;​​Sanjukta Basak MSc, MD CM, FRCPC;​​Ruth Slater Ph.D., C. Psych​000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Sometimes events occur that can disrupt your child's diabetes routine and impact their blood sugar levels. Find out what can impact them and what you can do.</p><p>You and your child have now settled in a routine in balancing food, exercise, and insulin or diabetes medication. However, occasional events can disrupt this routine and affect your child’s blood sugar levels.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Illness can have an effect on your child's blood sugar levels and ketones.</li> <li>Exercise lowers blood sugar levels and makes the body more sensitive to insulin.</li></ul>
S'ajuster à la maladie et à l’activitéSS'ajuster à la maladie et à l’activitéAdjusting to illness and activityFrenchEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2016-10-17T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor RN, MN, HonBSc;Vanita Pais RD, CDE;​​Sanjukta Basak MSc, MD CM, FRCPC;​​Ruth Slater Ph.D., C. Psych​000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Il arrive que des incidents perturbent la routine de votre enfant et fassent varier sa glycémie. Sachez lesquels et les mesures à prendre dans ce cas.</p><p>Votre enfant et vous avez maintenant établi une routine et trouvé un équilibre entre l’alimentation, l’exercice physique et l’insuline ou les médicaments pour le diabète. Cependant, des événements occasionnels peuvent perturber cette routine et modifier la glycémie (le taux de sucre sanguin) de votre enfant.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>La maladie peut avoir un effet sur la glycémie de votre enfant et son taux de cétones.</li> <li>L’exercice réduit les niveaux de glycémie et améliore la réponse de l’organisme à l'insuline.</li></ul>

 

 

Adjusting to illness and activity1749.00000000000Adjusting to illness and activityAdjusting to illness and activityAEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2016-10-17T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor RN, MN, HonBSc;Vanita Pais RD, CDE;​​Sanjukta Basak MSc, MD CM, FRCPC;​​Ruth Slater Ph.D., C. Psych​000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Sometimes events occur that can disrupt your child's diabetes routine and impact their blood sugar levels. Find out what can impact them and what you can do.</p><p>You and your child have now settled in a routine in balancing food, exercise, and insulin or diabetes medication. However, occasional events can disrupt this routine and affect your child’s blood sugar levels.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Illness can have an effect on your child's blood sugar levels and ketones.</li> <li>Exercise lowers blood sugar levels and makes the body more sensitive to insulin.</li></ul><h2>Sickness often changes blood sugar levels</h2><p>With certain illnesses, your child’s blood sugar level may go up because <a href="/article?contentid=1750&language=English">illness</a> is a stress to the body and stress creates a demand for more insulin. Therefore, on a sick day the usual amount of insulin may not be enough. Not all illnesses make blood sugar levels go up. In fact, illnesses like diarrhea may be accompanied by low blood sugar levels. As well, during illness your child may not eat well, which can increase <a href="/Article?contentid=1727&language=English">ketones</a> in the urine.</p><p>Therefore, when a child with diabetes is sick, careful monitoring of blood glucose levels and urinary ketones will help determine the effect of the illness and the best plan of action.</p><h2>Activity often lowers blood sugar levels</h2><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=1753&language=English">Exercise​</a> affects blood sugar levels because it:</p><ul><li>lowers blood sugar levels,</li><li>makes the body more sensitive to insulin.</li></ul><p>This is why you should pair exercise with extra food. After a while, you will become more familiar with how your child responds to activity and you will have a better idea of how much food, if any, to offer. Some, often older children learn to decrease insulin during times of extra activity rather than eat extra food.</p>Adjusting to illness and activity

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