Juvenile-DiabetesPeople who suffer from diabetes need to take insulin injections everyday. They have to be aware of the complications if they fail to apply their routine in controlling their blood sugar. Constant consciousness and willpower on deciding what they do and what they eat is a must, such as what kind of food to eat, how much food to eat, how many times to eat, exercise or sleep, and when to check their blood sugar level.

Life for people with diabetes is fraught with dos and don’ts. You might say, life for everyone is like that, but these people face consequences that may be fatal to their health, especially people with type 1 diabetes or juvenile diabetes, because they’ve had this disease for longer. This type of diabetes is often caused by the obliteration of beta cells that produce insulin by an autoimmune process. It is diagnosed as early as childhood up to young adulthood. Unlike type 2 diabetes that can still be prevented, juvenile diabetes cannot.

Juvenile diabetes is treated by regular injections of insulin with thorough observation of blood sugar levels. If insulin injections are stopped, diabetic coma can occur and this may cause death. Aside from regular insulin injections and meticulous monitoring of blood sugar, it’s also very important to make good food choices and to exercise regularly. Though applying changes in lifestyle cannot reverse the disease, it can help in reducing the possible complications that may happen.

There’s no end to treating juvenile diabetes. Taking extra care with diet, exercise, and medications doesn’t stop a person with juvenile diabetes from doing most activities, but the knowledge of always having a disease also has a psychological impact. There’s still an upside, though. They appreciate the gift of good health more than healthier people do, and they live healthily, as all of us should.