A diabetes conversation with Sharon Schwarz, Abigail and Jenna. Part 2 of 3.
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A Diabetes Conversation with Sharon Schwarz, Abigail and Jenna: Part 2 Sharon Schwarz: Some of the children was Type 1 Diabetes have— they can have gluten allergies as well or they have to restrict there diet even more so than your typical child was Type 1 Diabetes, as well thyroid is an autoimmune to this order that some of the children can have this as well. So these are two additional disorders that we monitor for throughout the visits and if they have symptoms of abdominal cramping or abdominal pain or weight loss, will check for gluten allergies and will check for thyroid disease. Diabetes and Children: Nutrition Sharon Schwarz: A lot of our children within the schools now there is a big force to have healthier food, hopefully to help to your food options there is no regular sodas in school they are taking out juice. So a lot of this kids have been expose to healthy nutrition, not always but of course the children that have already grown up with the healthy diet it’s not as big of the transition as the kids they’re use to drinking five cokes a day and that was huge for them. These kids were typically, this were use to a pretty healthy diet anyway. There is also really good book called Taking Diabetes to School for the kids when they are first diagnose. We do encourage the school teachers to read it to the class like these girls of young so it’s really important for the teacher to let the other kids know that they can’t catch diabetes and that these girls can do anything that everybody else can do and it’s real important for them to read that book to the class. That the other children won’t be afraid and to talk to them about diabetes and as well to talk with the other parents if there is a school function that they call the parents and let them know so they can plan for the amount of carbohydrates you know that they might be expose to at the party. What types of foods are going to be involved so that these kids can plan and be a part of that as well.