Diabetic children are demanding their rights for a safe and healthy learning environment

Mona Abuhmour

"I have the right to take insulin syrup when I need it." "I'm a student with diabetes and I have special needs." So the demands of diabetes children on the international day, asking for their school rights and expressing their needs in their own way.
On the international day some diabetic children have confirmed their requests and their forgotten rights, starting with a school medical committee to follow their needs, trained to handle cases of falls and rises and allow them to drink water at intervals and during rations.
"God has added more sugar to our blood to stay sweeter throughout life," they said, appealing to the Minister of Education to treat them like other students and allow them to study without obstacles and overcome the health difficulties of in front of them.
Under the slogan "Diabetes is at the center of parents' attention", the Jordanian Diabetes Association held a celebration on the occasion of the International Day, which included a series of events in which children of diabetic patients were called to ensure their safe environment.
Shekum ​​stressed that the choice of the Ministry of Education to take care of this day was an affirmation of the right of children with diabetes to have a safe learning environment, treat them like any other student and allow participation activities and school activities and treat them according to their health needs.
These children were deprived of the rights they had in their schools, with written requests, and presented them to the competent authorities during the ceremony, where they designed a distinctive painting that speaks of rights.
Shequm stressed that the problems and problems faced by these children in schools, the most important refusal to receive them and the registration, as well as the absence of clinics within the school can deal with the student suffering from diabetes, emphasizing the efforts made by the Assembly in previous years to grasp their rights and meet their demands in many aspects of their lives.
The most beautiful children with diabetes demand their right to receive normal treatment without discrimination when they enroll in school or during the educational phase and eat food whenever they want, and check the blood sugar and insulin injections, the time needed and where they are states, and they constantly observe when they feel tired.
They also stressed the need to provide them with the necessary treatment in case of illness or fatigue, with full freedom to drink water and to go to the toilet when needed and increase the number of days of absence allowed for the school overhaul in the hospital and in case of illness , as well as the freedom to participate in sports and other activities.
The dott. Rashad Nasr, a specialist in endocrinology and diabetes, said that despite the intensification of awareness campaigns around the world, the opposite trend of healthy living has influenced the quality of food, especially in light of the spread of fast foods and rich foods. of fats and sugars.
Nasr has attributed the increase in the number of diabetes cases to a number of reasons, the most important of which is the absence of an organized and planned diabetes awareness plan and how to deal with it. At the same time he denied the charge of negligence for all those working in this area, underlining the need to combine all efforts to convey people's sensitization messages in a deliberate way away from the "panic" that refers just one day.
On stem cell therapy and its role in the treatment of diabetes, Nasr said that this is still in the study, and has not been approved by the world's specialized scientific societies for the treatment of diabetes. And if approved in the next few years it will be only for type I diabetes (children and adolescents), not the second type, considering diabetes as one of the most serious diseases in the world, if not treated early.
According to World Health Organization statistics published in World Diabetes Day 2018, more than 425 million people currently live with diabetes: the number of people with diabetes increased from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014.
Globally, the prevalence of diabetes in adults over the age of 18 has increased from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014 and about half of all high blood sugar deaths before age 70 .
The report emphasized that family support in the care of diabetics has a significant impact on improving the health outcomes of diabetics.
It is therefore important that the education and support of diabetes self-management are available to all diabetics and their families to reduce the emotional impact of the disease, which can lead to a negative quality of life. The World Health Organization predicts that diabetes will become the seventh cause of death in 2030.
The report of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the cost of diabetes, which is $ 327 billion in the United States.
The average medical expense among people with diabetes was 2.3 times higher than the expenses that would be in the absence of diabetes.
The national day of Diabetes was sponsored by the Ministry of Education and was attended by dr. Kamel Al-Ajlouni, Head of the Endocrine and Diabetic Association Dr. Abdul Karim Al-Khawaldeh, Head of the Department of Endocrinology of Medical Services of Jordan Dr. Faris Haddad, a group of endocrine and diabetes consultants, doctors, medical staff , Medicines, associations and companies that support the ceremony that brought the slogan "Diabetes and family".

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