Diabetic children aren't getting regular checks

31st May 2016

A study from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has said that nearly three quarters of older children who have diabetes in the country aren't getting the key health check ups that they need.

Data was taken using a study group of 27,682 children and young people and it showed that only 25.4 per cent of them get regularly checked, reports the BBC.

This can be extremely dangerous and Diabetes UK has said in fact that it's "very worrying" that so few children are having their health properly monitored.

In general, health officials recommend that children with this illness be assessed regularly to ensure they are managing their condition correctly.

Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence state that they should be having their blood sugar levels checked every year.

Other tests that are just as important include looking at how their height has changed, their blood pressure, kidney function and cholesterol, as well as having their eyes checked.

Posted by Edward Bartel


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