Friday, January 27, 2023

SISP organized diabetes workshops for children and adolescents during the year

Earlier this year, Diabetes Education Workshops began development, aimed at children and adolescents living with diabetes and their families. The interdisciplinary team coordinating the workshops was made up of pediatricians, nutritionists, social workers, a child and adolescent endocrinologist, and a mental health professional.

Dr. Cyntia Ojia explained that diabetes education is the fundamental basis to have good control, good follow-up and thus be able to develop a healthy life to deal with this chronic disease in the best possible way. She also explained that the team learns and reviews knowledge in these workshops through play, in a playful and loving way.

Valeria Funes, a psychologist at the Children’s Mental Health Service, explained that they offer to listen and provide the body with the help, control and emotional support it needs to be able to go through the different moments of diabetes awakening and arising.

“For us, the fundamental thing is to be able to help the whole family in the assembly of a support and prevention network, because diabetes is a pathology in which the body is the subject and remains in place of the object in relation to the interventions others have to do, regardless of Be it family groups in relation to children or adolescents and the work they have to do on their own bodies, in relation to self-knowledge and the way they can build knowledge about their diabetes,” he said.

In turn, he added that “beyond the fact that diabetes can be thought of in a general framework with respect to the knowledge that circulates and that seeks to be socialized and shared from the place of profession, the particular way in which Diabetes may be perceived, read, heard and processed by families will be different and this is where diabetes is unique and specific to these people

Dr. Ojia stressed that “our job is to educate, but it is primarily focused on accompanying” and explained the operation of the device as consisting of “a multidisciplinary team made up of graduates in nutritional, psychological, social service and pediatric service placements.” -Thematic team A group to review knowledge related to diabetes education for adults as well as children and adolescents to perform various activities, ranging from the application of insulin, the management of hypoglycemia or the counting of carbohydrates and in turn we Games perform an integrative activity, which helps us to review knowledge”.

In addition to the multidisciplinary team, we also work in a network with educational institutions of various levels, where patients receiving treatment at the Children’s Hospital come.

Those who wish to participate in the workshops should keep an eye out for the Health Network as the information is published there or may also write to

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