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Preresearch of appropriate nutrition of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus

Magdalena Pieszko-Klejnowska, Małgorzata Myśliwiec, Wiesława Łysiak-Szydłowska
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2006;7(3):143-149.

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Vol 7, No 3 (2006): Practical Diabetology
Original articles (submitted)
Published online: 2006-05-22

Abstract

INTRODUCTION. The aim of the study was to assess the nutrition of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus, considering the quantity and quality of the meals consumed during the day.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. The research was conducted among 42 children (12 boys and 30 girls) at the age of 7-18 years, the patients of Children Diabetes Clinic of Medical Academy in Gdansk. The research population has been divided into 2 groups: 7-12 years old (average age 9.3 years - 12 patients) and 13-18 years old (15.4 years - 30 patients). The research was based on the survey consisting 12 questions as well as on the anthropometric measurements such as the height and weight of the patients.
RESULTS. The research lead to the conclusion that the group of the younger children has eaten the proper quantity of the food recommended during the insulin therapy. However, the quality of meals was often not fulfilling the recommendation. There was the relevant small amount of vegetables in the diet while the preferences of soft and hard cheeses consuming occurred. All in all, the diet mistakes were caused by increased self-reliance of the patients during their adolescence.
CONCLUSIONS. The proper diet habits ought to be developed from the early years and be constantly sustained.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION. The aim of the study was to assess the nutrition of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus, considering the quantity and quality of the meals consumed during the day.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. The research was conducted among 42 children (12 boys and 30 girls) at the age of 7-18 years, the patients of Children Diabetes Clinic of Medical Academy in Gdansk. The research population has been divided into 2 groups: 7-12 years old (average age 9.3 years - 12 patients) and 13-18 years old (15.4 years - 30 patients). The research was based on the survey consisting 12 questions as well as on the anthropometric measurements such as the height and weight of the patients.
RESULTS. The research lead to the conclusion that the group of the younger children has eaten the proper quantity of the food recommended during the insulin therapy. However, the quality of meals was often not fulfilling the recommendation. There was the relevant small amount of vegetables in the diet while the preferences of soft and hard cheeses consuming occurred. All in all, the diet mistakes were caused by increased self-reliance of the patients during their adolescence.
CONCLUSIONS. The proper diet habits ought to be developed from the early years and be constantly sustained.
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Keywords

nutrition of children; type 1 diabetes mellitus

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Title

Preresearch of appropriate nutrition of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 7, No 3 (2006): Practical Diabetology

Pages

143-149

Published online

2006-05-22

Bibliographic record

Diabetologia Praktyczna 2006;7(3):143-149.

Keywords

nutrition of children
type 1 diabetes mellitus

Authors

Magdalena Pieszko-Klejnowska
Małgorzata Myśliwiec
Wiesława Łysiak-Szydłowska

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