OREANDA-NEWS. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree that simplifies the procedure for determining the disability of children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.  This is reported on the government website.

 It is noted that previously, children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus were initially identified as having a disabled child until they were 14 years old.

 “At the same time, children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus aged 14 to 18 have limited ability to self-care and need to be monitored by parents (guardians, carers) and doctors due to drastic fluctuations in blood sugar levels due to hormonal adjustment, physical  and emotional stress associated with learning, which may pose a threat of decompensation of the disease and the occurrence of complications, "the report emphasizes.

 Commissioner for Children's Rights Anna Kuznetsova, President of the Russian Federation, welcomes the simplification of the procedure for granting disabilities to adulthood for children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, noting that this will save parents from having to spend time on re-examination after 14 years.