Creative Intervention for Children with Diabetes

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A Creative Arts Intervention for Children with Diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from lack of insulin, lack of insulin effect or both. There are three types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes has absolute insulin insufficiency, type 2 diabetes insulin resistance with varying degrees of insulin secretory defects, gestational diabetes which emerges during pregnancy. There are multiple causes of diabetes which includes heredity, environment(infection, diet, toxins, stress), life style changes in genetically susceptible people and pregnancy.(Lippincott, 2005). Type 1 diabetes usually triggered by a viral infection, causes production of autoantibodies against the beta cells of the pancreas. The characteristics occur when more than 90% of the beta cells have been destroyed. Type 2 diabetes genetic factors are significant and the onset is accelerated by obesity and a sedentary life style and stress.
Statistics of Juvenile diabetes As per CDC 23.6 million people in Us are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes has affected 186,300 kids under 2o years. The death risk is 2 times greater for a person with diabetes. Around the globe every 10 seconds a person dies from dies from diabetic related complications, in that same 10 seconds , 2 people will develop diabetes. Diabetic statistics were so critical that the IDF declared November 14 as world diabetes day.
There are serious complications of juvenile diabetes if not treated properly, such as diabetic ketoacidosis, gastroparesis. Nephropathy, neuropathy, dental issues, depression, various skin conditions such as infections, itching. Type 1,or juvenile diabetes is one of the most serious and prevalent chronic illnesses in adolscents and children. This paper explains about an evidence-based article by Teena M .McGuiness,Phd- NP about…...

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