Physical activity helps children have more energy, maintain a healthy weight and feel good about themselves. All children should be encouraged to participate in physical activity and sports. Physical activity also helps insulin work better so for children with diabetes it may help to improve their overall management.
Healthy eating is important for everyone, including young people with diabetes. The dietary guidelines for diabetes are the same as those recommended for everyone.
Children and adolescents should:
Diabetes is a disease in which the body cannot control the amount of fuel in the blood. Just as a car is powered by petrol, the body is powered by glucose, which is extracted from food in the gastrointestinal tract. Insulin normally gets the glucose from the bloodstream to where it is needed in the cells (the body's engines). Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are both caused by problems with insulin.
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La actividad física beneficia a todas las personas con o sin diabetes. Algunos de estos beneficios son:
La alimentación se compone de varios nutrientes, vitaminas, minerales y agua. Los nutrientes son: