When the urge to snack strikes, many people reach for foods high in carbohydrates like chips or cookies. But you and your child with diabetes can enjoy a variety of appealing snacks that are low in carbs.
When your child is an infant or toddler, you must take complete responsibility for her diabetes care. As children mature, they can gradually handle more self-care. Here are general guidelines to follow for each stage of your child’s development.
Every parent wants the best for their children, and when a child has diabetes, parents find it can take a little effort to provide the best possible diet.
Raising children is bound to be nerve-racking at times, and a diagnosis of diabetes can amp up a parent’s stress level. To relieve stress – for both you and your child – it’s important to sometimes rely on babysitters and grandparents. Here is basic information your child’s babysitters and grandparents should know:
A happy balance in life makes for happy people. And balance can be especially important for children with diabetes, who need to combine the right amounts of exercise and nutrition to maintain good health. So . . . what are the “right” amounts? Exercise Children with diabetes should get a good session of heart-pumping exercise every […]
For many children, a diagnosis of diabetes does not lead to problems at school. But issues can arise including concerns about field trips, participation in sports or who is qualified to handle a low-blood-sugar emergency.