What is Type II Diabetes?<br />Type II Diabetes is different from the Diabetes most people know about. Type II Diabetes is the most common case and growing day by day due to the growing obesity rate.<br />1/4th of the people diagnosed with Type II Diabetes are children. (Marotz, 110)<br />
What is Type II Diabetes?<br /> “Occurs when the pancreas produces an insufficient amount of insulin or when cells in the body are not able to use the insulin properly.” (Harrell, Jessup, &Greene, 2006)<br />Type II Diabetes also has a high correlation with childhood obesity. (Rosenbloom, 346)<br />
Signs and Symptoms<br />Dehydration<br />Excessive thirst/hunger<br />Dry, itchy skin <br />Rapid Weight Loss <br />Fatigue/ Weakness<br />Nausea or Vomiting<br />Frequent Urination<br />(Marotz, 110)<br />
How to Manage Life with Diabetes<br />Type II Diabetes can be controlled by a strict diet, exercise, and medication. Although it isn’t always necessary some people still use insulin injections.<br /> Too much insulin and too little insulin can cause other serious health issues.<br />(Marotz, 110)<br />
How to Manage Life with Diabetes<br />When insulin forgotten and not in the system it can cause another serious condition called Hyperglycemia. <br />Hyperglycemia is “a condition characterized by an abnormally high level of sugar in the blood.” (Marotz, 110)<br />
How to Manage Life with Diabetes<br />Children living with Diabetes also have to check their Blood Glucose Level at various times during the day. <br />On average parents test children 8-12 times a day, sometimes even more when they are sick, or on the low or high end of the spectrum.<br />(American Diabetes Association)<br />
Teacher Modifications<br />Snack time snacks would have to follow the dietary needs of diabetic students. <br />Create activities that encourage physical activity and exercise in the classroom and out. <br />Be aware and up to date on symptoms of any students health issues (in this case diabetes). <br />
In my future classroom<br />Make exercise a fun activity rather than a chore.<br />Recess, different interactive classroom games<br />Promote healthy snacks<br />Apple slices, grapes, carrots<br />Read up on my students health issues<br />In case of emergency situations<br />Have “Fun Snack Friday”<br />Children can pick a treat they would like for snack. (Cookies, Baked Chips, Goldfish)<br />
Bibliography <br />Marotz, L. R. (2008). ^ Health Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child (7 ed.). Clifton: Cengage Delmar Learning.<br />Rosenbloom, A., Joe, J., Young, R., & Winter, W. (1999). Emerging Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth. Diabetes Care, 22(2), 345-354. <br />Type 2 - American Diabetes Association. (n.d.). American Diabetes Association Home Page - American Diabetes Association. Retrieved January 28, 2010, from http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/ <br />
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