Abstract: The incidence of diabetes in young children (age >6 years) is rising. Diabetes management guidelines offered by the American Diabetes Association and health care teams understandably place a high burden of responsibility on caregivers to check young children's blood glucose levels, administer insulin, and monitor diet and physical activity with the ultimate goal of maintaining tight glycemic control. Unfortunately, this tight control is needed during a vulnerable developmental period when behavior is unpredictable, children in diabetes can be physiologically difficult to control, parenting stress can be elevated, and caregivers are strained by normal child caretaking routines. Despite the potentially different management needs, specific education and clinical services for managing diabetes in young children are rarely offered, and behavioural research with this young child age group has been limited in scope and quantity. Diabetes management in young children can be challenging for a variety of reasons, including physiological factors such as increased insulin sensitivity and a potentially shortened honeymoon period. Daily children with diabetes management is further complicated by young children's cognitive, behavioural, and social-emotional development.The data collected with respect to understand the obstacles encountered by the parents attending to children with diabetes problems. The results revealed that Problems and stress observed by the parents are following High level of expectation, Excessive emotional involvement, Problems related to long term treatment, Patient’s refusal to drug use, Lack of understanding about illness symptoms, Lack of understanding about the importance of medicine, Fear of social stigma, Unable to attend to family functions.

Keywords: parents, children with diabetes

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2021.88104

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