Parents living with children and diabetes.
It can be very stressful dealing with a child suffering with diabetes. Some children have the personality that they can deal with anything and might want to share their condition. Others might want to keep their condition private. Those that come into contact with your child on a daily basis such as teachers, other parents, coaches, and other family members should be aware of your child and his/her condition.
Children with diabetes are just like other children. They all want to eat sweets all the time and are very picky with their food. It’s especially helpful to keep in mind that it’s never a good idea use food to reward good behavior. This can only lead to your child becoming dependent on food.
In order for your child to live a full and productive life, they have to learn to cope with the regular insulin shots. A great way to help your child get thru the daily shots is to always speak in a positive ways. Having a negative attitude will in time cause your child to resent you and avoid taking their shots. Having a positive attitude will always go a long way. Using word such as “I’m very proud of you” or “you are very brave” will always work.
If done the right way, living with diabetes for your child does not have to be stressful. As time goes on, both you and your child will adjust. Overcoming these challenges will benefit you and your child. Your child will be able to live a long and healthy life.
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