Living with diabetesLLiving with diabetesLiving with diabetesEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2017-09-25T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDESanjukta Basak, MSc, MD CM, FRCPCRuth Slater, PhD, C. PsychJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD​000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An overview of what to expect when your child is diagnosed with diabetes, and you will need to learn to manage living with diabetes.</p><p>​Your child may be diagnosed with <a>diabetes</a> in various settings, such as the family doctor’s office, a hospital ward, or through the emergency unit. First, you and your <a href="/Article?contentid=2511&language=English">health-care team</a> will focus on making your child feel better.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Diabetes education will take place shortly after your child is diagnosed with diabetes.</li> <li>The diabetes care team will continue to provide support to you and your family to help you manage your child's diabetes.</li> <li>Adjusting to a diagnosis of diabetes and learning how to properly manage it takes time.</li></ul>
Vivre avec le diabèteVVivre avec le diabèteLiving with diabetesFrenchEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2017-09-25T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDESanjukta Basak, MSc, MD CM, FRCPCRuth Slater, PhD, C. PsychJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD​000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Un aperçu : ce à quoi il faut s’attendre lors du diagnostic du diabète chez votre enfant, et ce que vous devez apprendre sur la gestion du diabète.<br></p><p>​​Votre enfant a peut-être reçu un diagnostic de <a>diabète</a> dans diverses circonstances, par exemple au cabinet de son médecin de famille, dans une salle d’hôpital ou au service des urgences. D’abord, votre <a>équipe de soins de santé</a> et vous-même allez vous appliquer à améliorer la santé de votre enfant.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Nous prendrons soin de vous éduquer en matière de diabète dès qu’un diagnostic a été posé chez votre enfant.</li><li>L’équipe soignante du diabète continuera à vous appuyer, vous et votre famille, dans la gestion du diabète de votre enfant.</li> <li>Adapter sa vie après avoir reçu un diagnostic de diabète et apprendre à bien gérer la situation exigent du temps. </li></ul>

 

 

Living with diabetes2509.00000000000Living with diabetesLiving with diabetesLEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)PancreasEndocrine systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2017-09-25T04:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDESanjukta Basak, MSc, MD CM, FRCPCRuth Slater, PhD, C. PsychJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD​000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An overview of what to expect when your child is diagnosed with diabetes, and you will need to learn to manage living with diabetes.</p><p>​Your child may be diagnosed with <a>diabetes</a> in various settings, such as the family doctor’s office, a hospital ward, or through the emergency unit. First, you and your <a href="/Article?contentid=2511&language=English">health-care team</a> will focus on making your child feel better.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Diabetes education will take place shortly after your child is diagnosed with diabetes.</li> <li>The diabetes care team will continue to provide support to you and your family to help you manage your child's diabetes.</li> <li>Adjusting to a diagnosis of diabetes and learning how to properly manage it takes time.</li></ul><h2>In hospital</h2> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/living_with_diabetes.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>In the first few days, most children who are newly diagnosed are cared for in the diabetes care unit of their hospital. This is when families learn about the essential skills for diabetes management to safely care for their child at home. Diabetes education usually takes about two days. This education may take place while your child is admitted to hospital or in a day hospital (diabetes daycare).</p><p>During the day, children in diabetes daycare receive their meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) and <a href="/En/ResourceCentres/diabetes/Insulin-in-diabetes-management/Pages/default.aspx">insulin</a> if necessary, and they go home for bedtime snack and to sleep overnight.</p><h3>Diabetes education</h3><p>You will be taught how to do the tasks that make up the foundation of good diabetes care. These include:</p><ul><li>learning about why the <a href="/En/ResourceCentres/diabetes/what-is-diabetes/Pages/default.aspx">symptoms of diabetes</a> occur</li><li>becoming confident in <a href="/En/ResourceCentres/diabetes/Insulin-in-diabetes-management/Insulin-injections/Pages/default.aspx">preparing and injecting insulin</a></li><li>checking blood glucose (sugar) levels using a <a href="/Article?contentid=1724&language=English">blood sugar meter</a></li><li>checking urine (pee) or blood for <a href="/Article?contentid=1727&language=English">ketones</a></li><li>understanding the initial guidelines for <a href="/En/ResourceCentres/diabetes/Maintaining-a-healthy-diet/Pages/Meal-planning-for-children-with-diabetes.aspx">planning meals and snacks</a></li><li>recognizing the signs of low blood sugar levels (<a href="/Article?contentid=1726&language=English">hypoglycemia</a>)and high blood sugars (<a href="/Article?contentid=1726&language=English">hyperglycemia</a>)</li><li>knowing what to do if blood sugar levels are very high or very low</li><li>getting to know the diabetes team, and who and when to call for advice.</li></ul><p>This may seem like a lot of information, but once you have completed these two days, you will have ongoing support from your diabetes team. In addition, your diabetes nurse and dietitian will likely organize a series of weekly sessions for your entire family with more details on how to manage diabetes at home. These education sessions will cover additional topics, such as: </p><ul><li>meal planning</li><li> <a href="/En/ResourceCentres/diabetes/Adjusting-to-illness-and-activity/Diabetes-and-sick-day-management/Pages/default.aspx">illness management</a></li><li>low blood sugar management</li><li>insulin <a href="/Article?contentid=1738&language=English">dose adjusting​</a>.</li></ul><p>Once you have learned these skills, you will begin your new lifestyle at home. When your child is well, the process of transitioning your child home will begin.</p><h2>At home</h2> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/living_with_diabetes_2nd.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Living with a child with diabetes does take work as everyone gets used to the "new normal." Diabetes staff are always available to answer questions and provide support.</p><p>Adjusting to a diagnosis of diabetes takes time and patience for all family members. You will need to manage situations differently in many ways . For example, you will need to plan meals in advance instead of acting spontaneously. You will have to remember to pack extra food for your child when they leave the house. You will also need to pack your child’s diabetes supplies (glucose meter, insulin etc.) in addtion to juice or snacks to treat low blood sugar events.</p><p>In the long run, all of these adjustments will become second nature.</p>Living with diabetes

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