Aug 12, 2011

Assertion of the parents is good for children with diabetes

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GladChild: Children affected by diabetes type 1 of diabetes are generally due to interference with the pancreas that produce insulin are not maximal. Diabetes could not be cured but can be controlled. To be able to control his diabetes, these children need a supportive attitude from parents.

Children who have diabetes need to adjust lifestyles and eating. So that the necessary parental behaviors and attitudes that will affect the way children control diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease that requires regular control, as blood sugar monitoring can help to find out how much insulin is needed by the body. To that children with diabetes need their parents with the right attitude.

Researchers from the Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel found that parenting styles and attitudes adopted parents play a big role in how children and teens manage their diabetes.

The study led by researchers Maayan Shorer and his colleagues define three parenting styles adopted parents, as quoted from ParentDish on Friday August 12, 2011:

1. Assertive parenting styles (Authoritative)
Parenting style is characterized by clear boundaries set by the child's parents, but without coercion and remains concerned about the child's condition.

2. Permissive parenting styles (Permissive)
Parenting style was marked by several attempts by parents to direct and limit the child's behavior.

3. Authoritarian parenting styles (Authoritarian)
Parenting style is characterized by an attitude of coercion, harsh and punishment as an attempt by parents to control children's behavior.

The results of a study of 100 adolescents found that strict parenting styles (Authoritative) mainly implemented by the father can make a child do a better job in managing diabetes. On the other hand the management of children does worse when parents are permissive or authoritarian.

Unfortunately, in everyday life, most fathers tend to take too small a role in diabetes management and monitoring the condition of his son. So fathers should be involved more in a routine diabetes care of the child, said Shorer.


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