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Diabetes Type 1
What is
Diabetes
Type 1?
It's when the body stops making insulin, and blood sugar levels go very high
Causes
Inherited
Close relative
Pancreas failing to do its job
Symptoms
Feeling very thirsty
Passing more urine than usual
Felling very tired
Weight loss and muscle bulk

Treatments…

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Impact on Family
Physical ­ May look run down or tired
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration
Emotional ­ Upset, sympathy and stressed
Social ­ Encourage them to go to social support groups with the family member
Financial ­ Car parking fees




Diabetes Type 2



What is Diabetes Type 2?
When…

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Impact on Individual
Physical ­ A stroke, heart disease, kidney damage, increased problems with teeth and gums,
hyperglycaemia and skin lesions
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration while trying to complete daily tasks
Emotional ­ Stress, anxiety and depression
Social ­ Encourage them to go out to social support groups, and…

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Attacks triggered by exercise which was vigorous or prolonged
Wheezing
Shortness of Breath
Chest tightness

Treatments
Medication ­ Inhalers and spacers
Psychological ­ Counselling as children and adults can fear asthma attacks
Lifestyle Changes ­ Stay fit and maintain good health, and continue taking and prescribed
medication





Impact on Individual…

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Impact on Family
Physical ­ May look run down or tired
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration
Emotional ­ Worried, sympathy and stressed
Social ­ Encourage them to go to social support groups, and encourage their child to take part in
more activities
Financial ­ May have to pay for child's…

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Impact on Individual
Physical ­ Gain more weight, can lead to heart disease or stroke, joint and back pain, increased
sweating and feeling tired a lot.
Intellectual ­ May constantly feel worried or have anxiety due to how they look, so won't be able
to concentrate
Emotional ­ Low confidence,…

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Financial ­ May have to pay for their child's weight loss course

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