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A Child Has Sugar Diabetes. Injecting Insulin

Daily chore of injecting insulin is a normal part of life if your child has Type 1 sugar diabetes. For many parents, injecting a child with insulin is arguably on of the most dreaded chores to overcome. Some parents are scared of needles to begin with, not to mention giving an insulin injection to the kid.

Good news for patients who have a child affected with Type 1 sugar diabetes is that children quickly become very proficient at administering their own insulin without any help. In the beginning it is mandatory for parents to learn everything about dosage calculating, mixing and administering insulin. Then afterwards they can teach a child by example. Other caregivers such as babysitters and relatives should also learn about insulin to ensure that the dose is accurate and insulin is actually injected. Kids can be really sneaky on this. And now is as good time as any to look at those very tempting ads to the right. I know you can’t resist! :-) Supervision of children with diabetes while injecting their own insulin is very important to instill thorough understanding of sugar diabetes and that insulin can be dangerous if too much is given at one time.

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Children and Sugar Diabetes. Insulin Dosages and Frequency

After your child diagnosed with Type 1 sugar diabetes, you shall get tonns of help from your dedicated diabetes management team. In the beginning, they will decide on the insuklin dosage and frequency. Usually, this initial insulin regimen can last for up to a one year without significant changes. This period is called the honeymoon period.

Generally it is not possible to achieve and maintain blood glucose balance in a child with Type 1 sugar diabetes after the honemoon period with only one or two insulin injectiuons daily of NPH or LLente insulin. Beyond the honeymoon period of sugar diabetes the blood glucose level swings become more erratic and can’t be controlled with intermediate-acting insulin alone. With time, most of the active children and teenagers shall supplement their insulin regimen with both fast-acting and superfast-acting insulins, delivered three to four times per day.

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