Parents of toddlers often wonder if their kids are getting enough to eat. It’s an understandable concern. Toddlers have growing bodies and require adequate nutrition for optimal health. However, some kids at this age may seem too busy exploring the world to slow down and eat. Others may be fickle about food or refuse […]
During the holidays, you may plan to go “over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house.” But even if “the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh,” chances are you’ll be driving in a car or flying on a plane. No matter how you travel, you need to be prepared for your […]
Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian with the Akron Children’s Hospital Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, shares some healthy treats that won’t spoil a child’s dinner. This segment originally aired on WJW on Sept. 6, 2017.
As a parent, you have a lot of responsibilities – period. But when you’re a parent of a child with diabetes, you have even more to think about. While managing diabetes is very doable, it does take some thought and knowledge. How much do you know about managing your child’s diabetes? Take this quiz to find […]
Most of us know that the 3 Rs of school traditionally stand for reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. But, do you know the 3 Rs of diabetic management for your child at school? These may be summed up as readiness, releases and rights. Readiness To prepare well for the new school year, you should: Meet with […]
For kids with diabetes, taking care of teeth and gums is an important part of managing the disease. People with diabetes in general have a higher prevalence of gum disease. That’s because high levels of sugar in saliva cause bacteria to grow, which increases plaque buildup. Plaque that isn’t removed from teeth can lead to […]