Diabetes can be full of ups and downs – literally. While blood glucose levels can rise, they also can come crashing down. And when they go down too low, your child may experience low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. If this serious condition is not treated, it can worsen and cause your child to pass out. […]
When your child has diabetes, you have to keep track of a lot of numbers: blood sugar, A1C and doctors’ phone numbers. And when your child goes to school, you need to familiarize yourself with the number 504. Why? Because Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 says a plan must be developed to […]
Who doesn’t look forward to summer vacations? If you’re flying with children who have diabetes, all it takes is a bit of advance planning for a fun, worry-free trip. Here are our top 10 tips for managing diabetes while flying. 1. Allow plenty of time. Depending on how congested the airport is, arrive 2 to […]
Exercise is one of the most important factors of good health. For children who have diabetes, physical activity is especially important because it can help control blood glucose levels and is beneficial for the heart, muscles, weight and more. Find a fun activity Exercise doesn’t have to mean sweating in a gym or playing sports. […]
Teens with diabetes want part-time jobs as must as kids without diabetes. How does diabetes affect their chances of getting a job and what accommodations should an employer make? The good news is there are very few jobs your teen cannot do – thanks to medical advancements and job protection laws. Be open with employers. […]
As an individual, what can you do to help stop diabetes? You can do a lot simply by instilling good eating habits in your own home. Get an abundance of nutritional help by joining the Eat Well, America!sm campaign championed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).