Children have a strange reaction to diabetes
and it all depends on how the parents place the fact to them. According to behavioral
experts it is easy for the child as well as for the parent to maintain the
kid’s health if they talk to the child about the disease rather than keeping it
as a secret from him.
It has been found that if the parent reacts with
shock and horror once they get the news in front of their children, the child
is likely to take it as the worst possible thing to happen to him and will
gradually sink into depression apart from developing a series of behavioral
It is therefore important that the kid receives the
support of the entire family and not end up comprehending it as a terrifying
disease. If the child happens to have a wrong comprehension, there can be a
series of impacts that are far from positive. Some of them are like:
of Diabetes on Child’s Psychology
Diabetes can leave an impact on child’s mind as
well. However, with support of parents, child can cope with it easily. Read on
to find more about the impact of diabetes on child.
and Share your Agonies in the Absence of your Kid
As said earlier, it is important that your child
does not get a feeling that his parents are extremely worried about his
condition. He will then infer that he has developed a dreaded disease and there
is no looking back from there. He will be perennially traumatized about his
condition and start to believe that life will never be happy for him. Kids can
never take it if they find their parents petrified.
So parents need to exercise self-restraint despite
the fact that it is natural for them to feel worried about their kid’s
health. Once they are in control over themselves, they will be control the
situation as well.
One the child gets to know that he has got diabetes,
and sees a change in his regular life in respect to his diet and lifestyle
routines, he gets confused. As a child, he knows practically nothing on what
the disease is all about. It has been seen in several cases that it quite
beneficial for the child in understanding and dealing with the condition if he
is well informed.
The responsibility to explain the condition and the
disease along with the possible outcomes of it lies on the parents. This will
help the child to take the changes in good spirit and realise that all these
will help him in the long and there is nothing to feel dejected about.
With a Irritable and Disturbed Child
Diabetes can make a child irritable and annoyed as
he is not allowed to have his favourite chocolates or fries. A child is
emotionally very vulnerable. He might tend to feel that it is perhaps out of
personal grudge that his parents are not letting his have food that he likes so
This situation can escalate to serious behavioral
issues that have the potential to escalate into serious issues in later life.
It is here that the parents need to explain the condition to the child in clear
terms and state the basic facts. There is no point to be rude but it is
essential that you make sure the child understands what might occur to him if
he does not follow the diet discipline.
Child Feels Being Constantly Monitored
When the parents are so concerned about the well
being of the child, and keeps an eye on his diet
and regular activities, and always talking about his medical checkups, there is
a possibility that the child feels that he is of no use as his parents feel the
need to constantly monitor him. This can lead to a loss of self esteem and is
definitely not required for his social and psychological development. So the
parents need to be of course protective and not pushy. Explain the facts to the
child and let the kid grow up in his own space. Do not hover like a hawk and
try to trust his abilities and understanding powers. Allow him to face the
situation, support him to deal with it and learn to live with it.