More Effort Is Needed to Stop Childhood Obesity
The number of children that have been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes is steadily increasing. While doctors do not fully understand what causes Type 1 diabetes, the growing numbers of Type 2 diabetes patients that are children is directly linked to the obesity epidemic.
In order to combat diabetes in children, more efforts need to be made in order to prevent children from becoming obese. In many cases, the children and their families need to be treated because childhood obesity is often the result of poor eating choices that have been made by the parents. However, complicating matters is the fact that some parents simply don’t have access to quality food choices and proper diabetes care due to social and economic factors.
Exercise has been linked to successful management of blood glucose levels in adults and children. Exercise can help by controlling the person’s weight, lowering the risk of heart disease and reducing stress. Exercise can even help insulin to work more effectively. By recommending various types of effective exercise, doctors can help patients to lose more weight.
For child patients and families that are coping with diabetes, starting an exercise program can provide some huge benefits. However, it is important to check with a doctor first to determine if the exercise regime will be safe for diabetic children.
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