Ashleigh is a Type 1 diabetic patient and one of the millions living with diseases around the world.
Today, diabetes is celebrating World Diabetes Day under the theme of altında Family and Diabetes Gün to raise awareness about the effect of diabetes on the family.
Ashleigh's mother, Petronella, said she had drunk more water, had lost weight and had urinated in front of the diagnosis.
Du He was 23 months old when the diagnosis was made. I never knew kids would get diabetes. We call it düşünüy suiker hastalık and we think it is a disease for the elderly. "
According to the Ministry of Health, diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in the province, resulting in more than 25 000 deaths in 2016.
Dietician Ashleigh Moolman said family members are important in the lives of those living with diabetes.
Olabilir Family members often help to ensure that the drug is taken at the right time and that blood sugar is tested, and it can be very helpful for people with diabetes to eat and exercise.
Ilen In the case of a young boy with type 1 diabetes, the family's role is even more taxing. Studies have shown that their children miss more school days than their siblings or peers, and that a parent should miss working with a sick child to stay home.
Adaki For both children and adults with diabetes, the role of the family in providing support plays a key role in the successful management of diabetes. “
Nicola Lister, chief scientific officer and medical director of Novartis South Africa, said it was about the increase in the number of people living with diabetes.
A According to the World Health Organization, the number of people with diabetes rose from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 – an increase of 8.5% of adults from 4.7% of adults. It is. "
Ert Many of these cases are preventable or postponed with treatable Type 2 diabetes and their results with a healthy diet, physical activity, medication, and regular screening and treatment for complications. “
Lister said that simple lifestyle measures are effective in preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
Bir to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight; healthy, balanced diet and avoidance of sugar and fats; avoiding tobacco use; and do moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes per day. "