GRUPO IHP endocrinology experts warn Substantial rise in type 2 diabetes in child and adolescent populations, Colloquially known as “adult or grandparent diabetes”, this pathology is being diagnosed at a younger age than usual and its presence in the youth population has increased rapidly over the past three decades. type 2 diabetes is a disease Non-communicable, ie preventable if healthy eating habits are maintained and combined with moderate physical activity, A diet low in fruits and vegetables, eating too much red meat, processed meat, and sugary drinks, as well as a sedentary lifestyle, increase your chances of developing this type of diabetes.
But the biggest risk factors are found in high body mass index and being overweight, which worries experts. Obesity has increased in all age groupsEven in the early stages of development. Dr. Eugenio Fernandez Hernandez, Grupo IHP’s endocrinologist confirms this «Controlling weight in children and adolescents is essential to prevent the appearance of type 2 diabetes. It is the cause of serious co-morbidities, which are derived diseases such as cardiovascular, renal and ophthalmic diseases, which can not only significantly shorten the life of the patient, but lead to disability and poor quality of life»,
Dr. Fernández Hernández: “Type 2 diabetes is a silent disease, so we should not wait for these symptoms to appear to diagnose patients who already have the disease or are at high risk of developing it”
Specialists of the Andalusian Group of Pediatrics emphasize the importance of a Optimum Nutrition During Baby’s First 1000 Days As a preventive measure against such serious diseases, the period of time that includes pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life, promoting breastfeeding and taking a diet rich in iron, lipids and magnesium, Specific nutrients that support the presence of an adequate microbiota, the basis of health in the short, medium and long term,
“Type 2 diabetes is a silent disease that does not always present with obvious symptoms, so we should not wait for symptoms to appear in patients who already have the disease or are at high risk of developing it. Is”explained Dr. Fernandez Hernandez. In this line of research and work, Experts from the IHP group are already conducting analytical screening on all obese children and adolescents who have a family history of diabetes or who present criteria for the so-called “metabolic syndrome”.Changes in cholesterol, hepatic metabolism and insulin levels, as well as high and early blood pressure.
Dr. Eugenio Fernández Hernández: “Weight control in children and adolescents is essential to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes”
Grupo IHP aims to promote preventive measures covering the entire life cycle and aimed at educating and improving nutrition from childhood. This program is designed for this purpose we will do Multidisciplinary approach to obesity and overweighta comprehensive project aimed at the children of 6 to 10 years and for them Parents, in coordination with maria rodriguez lazoResponsible for the nutrition sector of Grupo IHP, a team of nutritionists, trainers, psychologists and endocrinologists provides simple and effective tools to families through group sessions Improve your lifestyle and adopt good eating habitsTo accompany them throughout the process to help, guide and motivate them to achieve the proposed goals.