- Aishwarya Sakhuja shares special message on Children’s Day
- She raises awareness about diabetes
- The actress spoke about the diseases that affect children now
Speaking to Zoom TV Digital, Aishwarya shares, “The incidence of diabetes is increasing around the world and studies show that children are at increasing risk of developing the disease. Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys. and nerves, causing chronic problems. As a diabetes fighter myself, I’m no expert, but I’d say I’ve studied the disease well, and I strongly believe that parents today are asking their children to have a full body every couple of years because the environment we live in now is a huge contributor to the problem. Whether it is the use of plastic, different kitchen utensils, adulterated food.
Aishwarya highlights some important ideas and symptoms for the child’s primary caregiver to watch out for: “Some of the symptoms include excessive thirst, unexplained weight loss, excessive urination (urine would have a funny smell), fruity breath and fatigue.If your child has any of these symptoms, it is important that you have the child’s Hba1c checked.There is another test called the C-peptide test which is imperative because it will define the type of diabetes that has affected the child.
The actress herself has been diagnosed with diabetes and along with lifestyle changes and healthy habits has kept it in check and under control, she suggests getting the right support, “By attending these workshops and Being part of the support groups will not only help you learn from other people’s experiences, but also give you that comforting feeling that you and your child are not alone.”
“A child won’t be able to understand why he can’t have the cookies his friend indulges in, so it’s important to attend workshops where you can interact with people who are in the same boat as you. Inject your one small can be emotionally painful and difficult, but the sooner you and your child overcome the fear of needles, the better,” she added.