While managing blood sugar levels in children caretakers have to be careful about various factors. Factors range from taking medicines to training of self management strategies.
When an infant has diabetes, primarily caretakers have to manage their blood sugar at a little bit higher level to protect them from low blood sugar. This is because young children don’t have the sense or the ability to tell somebody that they have a low blood sugar level.
Beyond that, we have to do the same thing we do for older children… Measures their blood sugar often, give them multiple insulin injections a day or have them wear an insulin pump.
The most important goal is to support them. Parents should tell them that they understand a child may be feeling angry and upset about having diabetes — and those they are too. But that they along with their parents have to manage this disease effectively so they can grow up to be healthy and well.