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Kids' Asthma Advice Issued To Parents

Friday August 8 2014

HEALTH experts have reminded parents of children with asthma to make sure their kids continue to take their medication properly over the summer holidays.

Hospital admissions for asthma-related illness can increase in the later summer months as a result of children forgetting to take their preventer inhalers during the long school break.

Dr David Black, medical director for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw at NHS England, said: "Children are more likely to need treatment for their asthma in September than at any other time.

"It's important that children use their preventative medication properly during the school holidays.

"This will help to keep them well and to cope with common infections when they return to school or nursery in September."

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Reply Posted by anon on Friday August 8 2014 at 11:02
Just asking if there's some advise about diabetes in children please? It can and does strike sometimes out of the blue and it would be good if there was more awareness about it for parents.

Reply Posted by kirsty on Friday August 8 2014 at 11:34
As in newly.diagnosed diabetes?

Reply Posted by anon on Friday August 8 2014 at 11:54
Hi Kirsty,any info is good,but I was thinking more along the lines of sudden symptoms. I know of a little girl that was suddenly hit by this, and my own grandson,s mum died when he was only 4. Obviously this has scared us so much,her symptoms came on when she was a teen just suddenly. Now we are well aware we must watch for symptoms in our grandson,but were not sure what to watch for. Doctors seem to be a bit vague about it. Not only that,it could and does strike anyone at anytime so it would be good if the info was out there for everyone.

Reply Posted by T1 Dad on Monday August 11 2014 at 17:55
Hi anon. Type 1 symptoms are; thirsty, weight loss, tired, and needing the toilet, usually all of these together and including dehydration. It is pretty rare and not to be confused with type 2.

Reply Posted by anon on Monday August 11 2014 at 18:42
Thanks T1Dad. We have asked our doctor if its hereditary, but again he was vague. We have a new one now,so maybe we should have a natter. My grandsons mum just collapsed one day at age 14ish,no symptoms and it spoilt her short life. Like I say it would be good if there was a bit more awareness in children about this terrible condition. As far as I have read,the body can be battling with it for years until it becomes apparent, it may show in the blood? Just not sure.