What should he drink if he is at a large risk?
A few days ago I went to the doctor's office with my little brother to receive our blood test reports. Mine we perfect (in the doctor's words, not mine) though my brother had a bit of a problem. He is eight years weak, and his blood-sugar level was much higher than it should hold been, his mean level person 5.7 which is very high. The doctor said he has an extremely large risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next 2 years and he should stop eating sugar and processed foods, and whatnot. Well, the problem is, he is a kid and we hold no idea what to cut out of his diet and what to make him eat. Kids approaching junk, especially him, but now that this happened, what should we do? What should he put away?
You hold to limit his intake of sugar. the more he eats the higher it go.
Start reading all you can about diabetes his life depends on it.
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You have to make him realize eating the wron foods can impose all kinds of problemsWhen in doubt , even annihilation so for us folks that have diabetes we must keep a strict diet. Junk food is out, sodas are out anything that has a soaring sugar content is out You read and learn all you can you will have to know what to do if he go to high or to low.
When in doubt ask your doctor. The boy will not like giving up his second-hand goods food as of now he doesn't have it so take protection of it now tell him if he doesn't take trouble of it now he will have it the rest of his life. I developed it nine years ago and own to take pills and insulin shots ever day. I'm 65 so my days are numbered he has the subsequent 70, 80 years to deal with it. Hope he likes needles. everyday he will enjoy to take shots he may luck out and only have to cart pills, me I take both. Being 8 years old you should be able to rank with him, Son believe me it's do or die. after awhile it becomes automatic and you will be looking at everything you eat. If you own any ideas of smoking or drinking forget it and that is a fact. I started smoking at 8th order gradation and drinking at 19. after 40 years my heart and lungs went and now I'm in backache 24/7 Email me if you want to hear a horror story. My two boys know what I'm going thru and neither one would smoke or drink, they see first hand what it did to me. Source(s): You think I'm trying to scare him you bet You don't want to turn thru this kind of pain.
-- 3 meals a time, should always consist of 1 serving of protien, 1 serving of starch, and at least 2 servings of vegetables.
-- A serving of protien is about the size of a deck of cards, or the palm of your appendage without fingers. Or 150ml (1/2c) of milk.
-- A serving of starch is usually about 300ml (1 cup) if it's whole-grain, half that if it's white; 2 slices of whole-grain bread; 1 meduim potato beside skin. No crackers.
-- A serving of vegetables is 300ml (1cup). A serving of fruit is about 150ml (1/2 cup) or 1 small whole fruit. (more rules on fruit below)
-- He should have a snack roughly every 2 hours. Snacks should consist of unprepared vegetables, or hard fruit with an edible skin (such as apples, frozen pears, hard peaches or nectarines.)
-- Snacks work best with a little protein: a handful of nuts, 15ml (1 tbsp) peanut butter, 30-75 ml (1-2 oz) cheese or other dairy, etc.
-- Softer fruits can be eat as snacks but should be after the afternoon meal: softer fruits digest faster, so they spike blood sugar faster. This is not always good, but sometimes we inevitability that extra boost of energy later in the daytime.
-- Limit fruit to no more than 4-5 servings maximum per day.
-- He can have all the vegetables he desires! All day!
-- Breakfast is a must! If he's eating snacks every 2 hours, he will be less hungry at other mealtime. This is good!
-- Almost forgot beans. Beans count as a protien if there is no other protien in the feast; otherwise they are a starch (whole-grain).
-- If the rest of the food he's eating is okay, occasional junk food isn't going to hurt. No more than twice a week, firm. Before he has it, update him to pay attention to the way it makes him get the impression when he's done: sluggish, sleepy, grumpy, foggy. It takes 2 days to get over the affects of eathing junk food.
This should gain you started. I know in the States most health insurance covers a trip to the nutritionist, especially if there is a medical issue. Have someone check into that for your brother.
Good luck! Source(s): http://www.chooseyourdiet.com/articles/9…
Some readers will be confused by your brother's reading of 5.7 mmol/L as you are not in the US. This translates to 103 mg/dL in US unit. The normal range for a fasting glucose contained by a non-diabetic is 3.9 to 5.6 mmol/L or 70 to 100 mg/dL. No physician should respond to a single reading so I would disagree that your brother's reading implies that he has an extremely high risk of developing diabetes. Again - if I am not definite of a reading I repeat it and this case I would have done not only a fast glucose but also a glycated (glyco- and glycosylated are incorrect terms according to the International Journal of Biomedical Nomenclature) hemoglobin A1C. The A1C offers a 90 day tight-fisted (average) glucose. Again - I do not 'panic' nor do I frighten people (and I dislike physicians who do provoke anxiety) with only a single reading specifically of questionable significance. The above range for a normal fasting glucose is considered a 'rigid' norm and tons laboratories and physicians accept slightly higher numbers. Bear in mind also that impossible to tell apart blood same run on two different machines might differ by 0.11 to 0.17 mmol/L or 2 to 3 mg/dL. Therefore what you should do is ask your parents to have the blood work repeated. There may not be an issue. Someone with a 'high' normal fast glucose (5.6 mmol/L or 100 mg/dL) is NOT more likely to become a diabetic than someone with a 'low' normal fast glucose (3.9 mmol/L or 70 mg/dL). Your physician may be taking other factors into account besides just the glucose reading. For example if your brother's body mass index is above the 95th percentile for age and sexual characteristics your physician may have reason for concern. Family history is another factor to consider. The simple answer however is that based upon the single glucose reading you own given above your brother is NOT at extremely high risk of developing diabetes and certainly not in the subsequent 2 years. Suggestive a time frame is inappropriate and naive as there is a 10 year lead-in time when vandalize occurs prior to glucose becoming elevated. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you and your line the very best of health and may God bless.