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 […]
Danielle Dimengo, a dietitian in the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital, explains that there are better choices than processed cereals for the first meal of the day. Q: You’re not a fan of breakfast cereals. Why? A: Bottom line: They lack substance. They are lacking in protein and fiber, and they […]
May is the month when many families start thinking about summer vacation. If you’re dreaming of California, Disney World or another distant locale, you may opt to fly. But then, chances are you’ll start wondering about how you’ll manage your child’s diabetes in transit. Air travel with a family in tow can be both fun […]