LOGAN – November is the Day of Awareness of Diabetes; however, those suffering from diabetes are aware of their life situation of 12 months a year, not just during November.
Diabetes is a disease where the body's ability to produce or respond to insulin hormones is impaired, resulting in abnormal fetabolism of carbohydrates and high blood glucose and urine levels.
The Ohio Department of Health estimates that there are more than a million people in the Buckeye State with diabetes and much more that they will not even know they have.
According to the Disease Control Centers, diabetes is more common in Appalachia, than the whole nation.
The Diabetes Institute at the University of Ohio Osteopathic Medicine Heritage College made a needs assessment survey in 2016 and the results, which were recently released, were very much involved.
The assessment showed that diabetes incidence rates exceeded the CDC estimates at Hocking, Athens, Vinton, Meigs, Perry, Morgan, Washington as well as Wood County, West Virginia, which included:
CDC 2013 Estimated: 14.6 percent
2016 Survey: 21.9 per cent
2016 Survey: 19.8 per cent
The research showed that jumping in diabetes rates is likely to be associated with higher obesity rates, patients who are not seriously taking the disease, failures in the healthcare system, social factors (including income, education and food uncertainty), lack of education on diabetes and lifestyle choices (including poor eating habits and lack of exercise), according to the needs assessment survey by the University of Ohio.
Types 1 and Type 2 are different types of diabetes but the most common.
Specialists at the National Institute of Health (NIH) said that Type 1 diabetes, in most cases, in most cases, immune system attacks and fails cells in the pancreas that & It does insulin & # 39; As insulin has not yet done, it is essential for those with Type 1 diabetes to take insulin daily or die, as reported by NIH.
Doctors say that type 2 diabetes when a body does not make enough insulin or does not use insulin properly, & # 39; which can cause too much blood glucose, according to the NIH. However, health professionals in NIH said that ways to manage such as lifestyle changes – give up smoking and weight loss.
A person with diabetes looks very similar to everyone else – you will find a fully active person. What you do not see is the insulin injects needed daily to keep that person living or the insulin pump they wear under their clothes.
You'll see the smile face most of the time; however, you will not see the tears stuck from frustration from the splash of blood sugars, despite trying to keep them within the normal range.
You often see someone who causes the disease to look easily or unemployed – what you do not see during the nights when low blood sugar keeps & Wake up diabetic; you will not see the small pinholes on their own and the screws of the needles.
You see someone who is alive and healthy – what you do not see are all the battles and obstacles that they have reached to reach this point of their lives.
Diagnosis of Type 1 youth diabetes at 10 years of age was just before its fifth birthday soon. To look at Nathan Davis, she looks like anyone else five years of age – full of energy, very athletic and also very knowledgeable about the management of her diabetes.
Davis's mother, What remembers the day is very good when Nathan was first diagnosed – November 7, 2012. In the medical field, she started to notice that Nathan was too thirsty over time – more than normal. That, along with other symptoms, led him to believe that something serious could be wrong.
"We checked its sugar one day and it was over 600," he said. "With the excessive thirst for two days, it was really related."
Although he does not have to take insulin sweepers every day, Nathan has a steady companion with him 24/7 – an insulin pump, which helps to control his diabetes. The insulin pump helps to keep Nathan's blood glucose levels within its range to target.
When asked how to have diabetes affected her lifestyle, Nathan responded, "When I'm running a lot, my blood sugar is falling low. Sometimes I feel I'm going to It's kind of scary. "
"I did not know much about diabetes in the first place," said Beth. "It was a bit overwhelming at the beginning. We did two days of hospital training when it was diagnosed. We were admitted to Children and there were classes and training for parents and family members."
Beth noted that there was a lot of learning – managing shares, carbs account, control of the bricks and the floor.
"The first few months were really rough," he said. "It was for nine months and so I would have four shots a day – at least four, sometimes more. After nine months, we started the first insulin pump, which helped only because we have to change that site every three days. He's very well aware that his life is in your hands. "
Although Beth tended to have things under control, he noted that Nathan could go to seize, which is a life threat if her sugar falls. He told The Logan Daily News Nathan had experienced a seizure and was very scared.
As Nathan sat and listened to he had talked about her diabetes challenges, she said that something will not change diabetic unless something changes and that scientists find a healthy one.
"Type 1 diabetes is a life sentence," says Beth. "She will always find it unless he has said something is changing and they find a mess."
Although it is only a fifth gradient, this young man can check his blood sugar levels, and alter the position of his insulin pump.
Nathan said The Logan Daily News, In total, there are three youths in the fifth degree of diabetics. These are scary words – in our small area of Ohio, in one class, three students have diabetes.
As Nathan is so active in sport, What's carrying lots of juice boxes to games; she also carries a supply of insulin blows in case her blood sugar drips.
"It's anxiety, but he knows when I feel lightly and quite know what to do," he said.
"Sometimes you feel like a failure. Do I hurt my child? They can get kidney failure younger, they can have visual problems and you do your best to & # 39; w monitored, "Beth noted. "It's still in the back of my mind – do I do enough as a parent? Should I let him have the cup in the birthday party?"
As long as a daily routine, Nathan's first thing after she wakes up in the morning is to check her sugar and write down her interest. What makes her lunch to go to school to make sure she has the right amount of carbs every day. During the day, if it starts to feel uncomfortable, he reports to the school nurse, who has also trained well for any situation that could arise .
"What people take for granted we need to manage – such as carbs, drinking soda, and things like that," says Beth. "You can not eat anything in general, but it has to keep track of the carbs."
Nathan does not allow diabetes to join her passion – sport – he's active in basketball, basketball and bowling.
Nathan hopes that someday scientists will have a cure for diabetes and no other children or their families will have to suffer from pain and beaches and the disease.