It might be hard to tell a chubby-cheeked gordito that he can have only one helping of flan after dinner, but doctors say a healthy diet and good exercise habits are the key to fixing one of the Latino community’s scariest health problems. . This is a good first step. While doctors aren’t sure what causes gestational diabetes, it is believed that hormones from the placenta may block the action of insulin in the mother. If your child is missing school frequently because of very high or low blood sugar levels or difficulties with blood glucose management, it might be time to have a conversation with your diabetes care provider. Many of these signs are directly related to blood sugar levels gone awry. Approximately 26 million Americans have diabetes.
Oduwole says that diabetes in the young became a cause for worry after studies conducted by her department in some schools in the Surulere area of Lagos revealed that 16 per cent of the children were overweight and