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Diabetic children increased

Monday, October 15, 2012 | 2:41 PM




IN general public also knows this only diabetes?? Attack?? adults aged 30 years and above.

But it is hard to believe when a child or adolescent was reported to have diabetes in this country.

But the reality is this scenario even children or teenagers who have diabetes are most often type 1.

To be sure at a young age if the person with diabetes is due to antibodies in the body have damaged pancreas that produce insulin to cause them suffering from a lack of insulin.

This means that diabetes can no longer identify the age and anyone at risk for having the disease.

According Consultant Physician & endocrinologist, Tropicana Medical Centre, Dr. Vijay Anada Paramasvaran, figures for diabetes among Malaysians certainly will increase each year.

Not only that, this diabetes will double every 10 years and this is certainly very worrying situation.

He added that a study done in small populations in the country found 15 percent of the pre-school children and almost 30 per cent of primary school children suffering from obesity.

The problem is one of the leading causes them to get diabetes.

?? For children, the symptoms of their diabetes is actually no.

?? Problem of diabetes among children do not come in person but is often associated with obesity or obesity is growing from day to day and practice healthy lifestyle.

?? At the same time children who suffer from type 1 diabetes is where they need lifelong insulin injection treatment, "said Dr. Vijay when met recently.

He added that, overall in the country by 30 percent of patients with diabetes who are adults are not aware that they have the disease.

This is because they never had any health screening tests is important to know their health status.

At the same time, Dr. Vijay, health screening tests should be done in order to detect any type of disease at an early stage and preferably it should be done once a year, especially those who have a family history of this disease.

Dr. Vijay also advocated that children also do a health screening test to determine the level of their health.

Citing statistics available, between 2006 and 2008 a total of 630 children and adolescents diagnosed with diabetes in which 80 percent of those with type 1 diabetes and 20 percent of type 2 diabetes.

Even from the statistics, Dr. Vijay also said that the past is often a child who is suffering from this disease is only of type 1.

But now with a variety of health problems, especially if suffering from obesity, they (children and adolescents) also is able to Type 2 diabetes.

He explained that type 2 diabetes is usually experienced by adults.

She said diabetes among children is not only due to hereditary factors or family history, diet and lifestyle, but can also be caused by a viral infection.

?? All aware, the disease is not curable but can be controlled if the child has a high sense of discipline and lifestyle and a healthy diet.

?? Although no statistics indicate type 1 diabetes less than 5 per cent and 95 per cent of people with type 2, but this figure may change at any time, "he said.

He said, in this case, parents, teachers and community members should play an important role in motivating and supporting children with diabetes so that they do not feel left out.

At the same time they should also be exposed to the knowledge of diabetes and how to care.

Unhealthy lifestyle and lack of exercise as well as the younger generation madness to video games and keep watching television, making our community vulnerable to various diseases.

Therefore, the command of a healthy lifestyle and cegahlah before its too late
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