Attention to childhood diabetes – Health news
Diabetes Mellitus (DM), the incidence of which is increasing rapidly, is a new life experience for the person. As it is a lifelong chronic disease, it affects the lives of individuals and their families in all respects and causes problems, conflicts and changes in psychosocial dimensions as well as physiopathological changes in individuals. For example, if a child has diabetes, diabetes now runs in the family. The family begins to act as the child’s artificial pancreas. Or if one of the spouses has diabetes, the spouse must also have knowledge and education.
All of these changes can adversely affect diabetes treatment, exacerbate diabetes, negatively affect patients’ longevity and quality, and cause the person to have difficulty adjusting and accepting the disease. The patient with diabetes, who must manage both his disease and his life, must have sufficient knowledge, skills and a positive attitude to manage diabetes successfully. Motivational conversations play an important role in this phase.
Negative patient attitudes about diabetes should be identified and corrected and support given to develop positive attitudes. Bearing in mind that the use of theory and models is effective in counseling practice to achieve these goals; It is necessary to determine the stressors experienced by individuals with diabetes by using models that take a human-centered holistic approach and emphasize collaboration with the patient in setting all goals and planning of interventions, addressing needs from a holistic perspective to consider and determine appropriate strategies. Healthy Life Consultant Neslihan Sipahi, ”When people talk about diabetes, you immediately think of type 2 diabetes. They also make up the majority of society, but today there are about 30 thousand children under the age of 18 with type 1 diabetes. In fact Wouldn’t it be wrong to say that there is a diabetes pandemic in our country. The digital age and inactivity, wrong nutrition and preferences for packaged food, poor quality sleep and negative health behaviors have a major influence on this. Scientific studies have shown that diabetes can be prevented (especially type 2 diabetes) by providing a 44-58% risk reduction with a healthy lifestyle change, that diabetics lower A1c levels, that it has positive changes in healthy eating and physical activity accompanies habits, and that the risk of developing complications and other diseases is reduced, and has been shown to reduce health care costs.