Source: The Indian Express
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing health challenges of the 21st century. Across the globe, the number of adults living with diabetes has more than tripled over the past 20 years. In India, there is also a widespread incidence of diabetes among children
If a child is diagnosed with Type 1 pediatric diabetes, i.e., their bodies no longer produce insulin, the missing insulin needs to be substituted with injectables or with an insulin pump. The incidence of childhood diabetes is on the rise worldwide therefore, maintaining and monitoring glucose levels is of utmost importance to avoid any mishaps.
Some of the benefits that glucose monitoring offers:
• Comprehensive tracking
It provides real-time, dynamic information about the speed and direction of glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
• Improved glycemic control
Having continuous feedback on diet, exercise, and insulin requirements can help one make informed decisions for their children with diabetes on food choices and exercises.
Poor glucose control or failure to manage glucose levels can place individuals at increased risk of health complications including neuropathy, cardiovascular complications, retinopathy and foot ulcers. For people with diabetes, continuous glucose monitoring or regular tracking of blood glucose levels is the most important thing to manage their condition.