Special Cases (special diseases) about physical activity

Question 7

  • Which of the children in the options is not recommended physical activity?
A) Child with Diabetes
B) Child with Asthma
C) Child with Epilepsy
D) Disabled Child
E) None of Them
  • Exercise in a child with diabetes should ideally be done 1-2 hours after meals
  • In addition, the duration of action of the insulin used and the necessary arrangements for the area to be made should be arranged by the diabetes team, taking into account the child’s individual characteristics
  • Blood sugar should be monitored before, during, and after exercise. If blood sugar is not within safe limits, it is necessary to take additional carbohydrates
  • The child should always have sugar with him during the exercise. Plenty of water and plain soda should be consumed during exercise
  • Appropriate clothing should be preferred for the heat of the environment to be exercised
  • The diabetes team should plan the exercise program according to the child’s living conditions and preferences
  • Participation in sports is crucial for the child not to feel excluded, socialize, and increase self-confidence
  • Technical climbing such as rock climbing, deep-diving other than sportive diving are not recommended for these children
  • Apart from these, they can participate in all kinds of sports activities
  • To provide exercise to children with asthma, asthma attacks must be under control
  • Asthmatic children can participate in all kinds of activities. However, it should be kept in mind that exercising in cold and polluted weather can lead to an asthma attack

What do you think are the reasons why children with disabilities participate less in sports activities?

  • The participation of children with disabilities in sports activities has increased in recent years, it is seen that participation is less when compared to children without disabilities
  • The participation of children with disabilities in sports activities is affected by many factors, familial and environmental factors can be considered the most important limiters
  • For disabled children to participate in sports activities safely, a detailed evaluation should be made by doctors, physiotherapists, trainers, and other health personnel in terms of the selection of medical, functional, and appropriate sports branches, and children should be directed to proper sports depending on their functional abilities

Question 8

  • Which are not recommendations to increase physical activity for children ?
A) Gifts that encourage physical activity should be chosen for children
B) Children should be allowed to play outside
C) It is possible to go as a family to places where young people can be active, such as parks, baseball, football or basketball fields
D) Taking the kids to the movies on weekends