Kids and type 1 diabetes

This fresh study has shown by the researchers at a university in Massachusetts, the reports that some traits which are efficient in self managing type 1 diabetes like the flexibility as well as the family consistency are somehow close to the compulsory care of the house pet.  The study team has brought two hundred twenty-three kids as well as adolescents from the age 9-19 and rechecked the HbA1c. They have checked as well the questions regarding the presence of a pet in the house and how they are in handling the care.

The result of HbA1c of those who took care of pets

The HbA1c hit the values that have been based on the guidelines that were published in 2005 by the American Diabetes Association or ADA. These suggested that the kids from age 6-12 years old keep the HbA1c of around 8% or even less, while the teens as well as the young adults from age 13-19 years old keep their HbA1c of around 7.5% or even less.  The researchers have determined between the kids who have loved their pets, however they weren’t involved in the care, the kids who were said to be actively involved in handling the pet.

How kids can manage type 1 diabetes easily

The kids who are active in taking care of the pet, even just for 1 were more likely to be 2 times more likely to have enough control over their blood glucose levels when compared to the kids who never cared for a pet.  The study team came up with a hypothesis that the household procedures as well as the feelings of the responsibility are just among the traits that may be transferred from 1 pet care to the type 1 diabetes management. In terms of the controlling blood sugar, levels may be hard for most of the kids with type 1 diabetes, thus it is particularly during their teenage years, however, taking care of the pet helps and teaches the kids some skills that may keep their glycemic level in control.

The researchers even highlighted out that the study will not show the connection between the pet care and the blood glucose level improvement, however, it is said that their findings may be of help in determining the blood glucose levels; however, it can help in managing type 1 diabetes. Taking care of the pet of those with type 1 diabetes has helped them manage their condition; this is most probably because they have learned how to be responsible enough for themselves too as what they are for the pets.